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Abu Qatada arrested

Abu Qatada has been taken into custody in London and told the Home Office plan to deport him at the end of this month.

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Qatada arrested in London this morning

Abu Qatada is driven from Long Lartin Prison in South Littleton in February. Credit: Reuters

Radical cleric Abu Qatada was arrested in London this morning.

The move came as Home Secretary Theresa May prepared to update MPs on the steps being taken to deport him to Jordan.

The 51-year-old has been described by a judge as Osama bin Laden's right-hand man in Europe.

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