Hijacker wins Home Office challenge

An Iraqi man arrested at Stansted Airport after taking part in the hijack of an airliner today won the latest round of a 16-year fight to stay in the UK.

Mustafa Abdul Hussain was one of the hijackers of a Sudan Airways Airbus which flew into Britain in August 1996.

He successfully challenged the Home Office after ministers refused to grant him "indefinite leave to remain".

The judge said Conservative Home Secretary Theresa May should reconsider Mr Hussain's case, following a High Court hearing in London.

Deputy High Court Judge James Dingemans QC said the Home Office decision to refuse Mr Hussain "indefinite leave to remain" had been "flawed".