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Home Secretary signs deal with Jordan over Abu Qatada

Theresa May pinned her hopes for ousting Abu Qatada from Britain on a fresh deal with the Jordanians. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The Home Secretary pinned her hopes for ousting Abu Qatada from Britain on a fresh deal with the Jordanians - but warned it could still take many months to deport him.

Theresa May said a new treaty between the UK and Jordan guarantees that torture evidence will not be used against the terror suspect if he is returned to the Middle Eastern country.

But sounding a note of caution, Mrs May said the agreement does not mean Qatada will be "on a plane to Jordan within days" as he will still be able to appeal against any fresh decisions to deport him.

UK Editor Lucy Manning reports:

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