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The Home will take "all the necessary steps" to ensure that Abu Qatada does not present a risk to the national security, the Prime Minister's official spokesman said.
The spokesman added that the Government believes yesterday's tribunal ruling was based on the application of the wrong legal test.
He said that the issue will be raised in future discussions with the Jordanian authorities.
One of Qatada's London neighbours said there was "no way" the community would mix with the terror suspect following his prison release.
He said he had only ever seen the radical cleric twice, when he was praying at home.
When asked what he felt about the large pack of photographers waiting outside, he replied:
Terror suspect Abu Qatada is heading to London after being freed from prison.
Released terror suspect Abu Qatada was whisked past waiting photographers and reporters in a black van after leaving Long Lartin Prison in Worcestershire.
Terror suspect Abu Qatada has been released on bail from Long Lartin Prison in Worcestershire, a day after winning the latest round in his legal fight against deportation to Jordan.
Judges at the Special Immigration Appeals Commission yesterday ruled that evidence gained through torture could still be used against Qatada, denying him the right to a fair trial. The Home Secretary confirmed she will appeal the ruling.
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The terror suspect smiled as he arrived home, having been freed from jail as a result of a win in the latest round of his deportation fight.