As it happened: Abu Qatada flown from UK to Jordan

Key points

  • Radical Islamist preacher Abu Qatada has been deported from the UK after a lengthy legal battle costing the UK more than £1.7m ($2.5m)
  • His plane took off from RAF Northolt in west London at 02:45 BST and has arrived in Jordan, where he has reportedly been charged with terrorism and detained.
  • Home Secretary Theresa May says she is delighted at the deportation and adds the government will change the rules to restrict the appeals process.

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Reporting:

  • Alex Morrison 
  • Anna Browning 

Last updated 7 July 2013

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