Wandsworth Police asked ‘you OK hun’ following bizarre post about Daniel Khalife search

Wandsworth Police asked ‘you OK hun’ following bizarre post about Daniel Khalife search

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While the Metropolitan Police scrambled to recapture 21-year-old terror suspect Daniel Khalife following his escape from HMP Wandsworth on Wednesday, the local branch of the Met raised eyebrows on Twitter/X with a weirdly worded tweet – so much so that another London police force responded with “you OK hun?”

Yes, really.

The tweet was in response to a post from the London division of the National Police Air Service on Friday, in which they said “apologies for the noise” over Richmond Park as they searched for the fugitive ex-soldier.

Believing NPAS London needn’t apologise for the noise which took place for a “protracted period of time”, Wandsworth Police quote tweeted the post and added: “No. Not having this.

“You do not need to apologise when you are doing such a much-needed job. You’re amazing and WE NEED YOU!”

Not exactly the tone of voice one would typically expect from a Metropolitan Police account, which prompted one individual to suggest it may be a “bit casual” for a profile representing an organisation as serious as a UK police force.

“Bit of humanity slipped in there, because we’re awfully protective of our [NPAS],” they replied.

And they weren’t the only one to be taken aback by the tweet, with Islington Police posting the since-deleted response: “You okay, hun?”

This is all totally normal behaviour – and naturally, the memes have followed:

On a more serious note, police confirmed on Saturday that they were focusing in on the Chiswick area following “some confirmed sightings” of Khalife overnight.

He was believed to be wearing a black baseball cap, black T-shirt and dark coloured bottoms, and carrying “a small bag or case”.

Khalife was later apprehended and re-arrested in Chiswick just before 11am on Saturday, and is now back in police custody.

"We would like to thank the public and the media for their support throughout our investigation to locate Khalife and we will provide a further update on his arrest in due course," the Met said in a statement.

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