How many times have we heard this……?
Blunders that let Berlin Christmas terror suspect go free: He was under surveillance for months, arrested and freed three times, and not deported because of a clerical error
Police today revealed they are hunting Anis Amri (left), 23, a refugee with ‘links to Islamic extremists’ who came to Germany earlier this year. His paperwork was found in the footwell of a truck used to massacre 12 people at a Berlin Christmas market (bottom right).
Despite being an ISIS supporter known to have received weapons training, German authorities allowed Amri to slip through their clutches time after time. The 23-year-old even tried to recruit an accomplice for a terror plot – and again the authorities knew about it – but still he remained at large, it has emerged.
He is probably armed, ‘highly dangerous’ and a member of a ‘large’ Islamic organisation, German authorities revealed, adding that there was a 100,000 euro (£84,000) reward for information leading to his capture. Top right: Refugees leave flowers at the scene.