Extensive delays in cases such as the extradition of radical cleric Abu Hamza are a "source of real fury", the most senior judge in England and Wales said today.
The Lord Chief Justice, Lord Judge, said any case which takes eight years through a series of legal processes and has still not come to a conclusion was "a source of real fury to me".
He was responding to a question about Hamza's extradition to the United States, which has again been put on hold pending a further hearing next week, but stressed he could not comment on any individual case.
Radical Islamist cleric Abu Hamza has been flown to the USA after he lost his last-ditch High Court challenge against extradition.
Radical Islamic preacher Abu Hamza is due to hear the result of his latest legal challenge against extradition to the United States, today.
Radical cleric Abu Hamza could be put on a plane to the United States within days after losing an appeal against extradition