Muslim who was cleared of being Charlie Hebdo getaway driver arrested trying to join ISIS

A student who was cleared of being the ‘third man’ in the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack in France has now been arrested for allegedly trying to join Islamic State.

Hamyd Mourad, 20, was originally thought to have been the getaway driver when two Al-Qaeda operatives massacred 12 people around the Paris offices of the satirical magazine in January 2015.

There was a huge campaign aimed at releasing Hamyd, who was then a teenager, with classmates eventually providing an alibi then led to him being released without charge.

But now – in what appears to be another huge failure by France’s security agencies – Mourad was intercepted in Turkey’ on July 28th as he tried to join the Isis caliphate in Syria.