Qatada loses deportation appeal bid

Abu Qatada loses deportation appeal bid Credit: London Media

Radical cleric Abu Qatada has lost his eleventh hour bid to avoid deportation from the UK to Jordan.

His request for an appeal hearing was rejected by the European Court of Human Rights, despite a ruling that his application was made in time.

The ruling clears the way for deportation proceedings against the Jordanian terror suspect, who's been described by a judge as Osama bin Laden's right-hand man in Europe.