French Islamic radical on the run from prison warns inmates: ‘You’ll be hearing about me’

A Frenchman radicalised in prison has gone on the run after reportedly telling inmates they would “soon be hearing about him”.

The man, who was in jail for armed and violent robbery, was granted temporary leave of absence from the Chauconin-Meaux prison in Seine-et-Marne, east of Paris.

He had already been allowed out on several occasions, but on September 20 failed to return to prison, prompting the local Meaux prosecutor to launch an “immediate search warrant”.

In a worrying development, Le Point magazine reported that shortly before vanishing, the unnamed man had told an inmate that they would “soon be hearing about him”.