Hamza case delays 'source of fury'

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.

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Abu Hamza awaits trial

Radical Islamist cleric Abu Hamza has been extradited after failing in a last-ditch High Court bid to halt his transfer from the UK to the US to stand trial on terrorism charges.