Three British Muslims plotted a suicide bombing campaign on a scale greater than the July 2005 attacks, a court has heard today.
Abu Hamza was in custody in New York today awaiting trial on charges of bombing two United States embassies in Africa.
Radical cleric Abu Hamza has appeared in front of a New York court following his extradition from the UK. He did not enter a plea.
Radical cleric Abu Hamza has left British soil and is en route to the United States with four other terror suspects after being deported from the UK, Home Secretary Theresa May has said today.
ITV News understands the plane extraditing radical Islamist cleric Abu Hamza and four other terror suspects to America has just taken off.
Terror suspect Abu Hamza has arrived at RAF Mildenhall. He will board a fighter plane and fly to the USA before midnight.
Terror suspect Abu Hamza is travelling towards RAF Mildenhall, where he will board a fighter plane headed for the USA.
Also on board the plane will be Adel Abdul Bary, Khalid al-Fawwaz, Babar Ahmad, and Syed Talha Ahsan, who all had their last-ditch attempts to fight extradition rejected by the High Court in London earlier today.
ITV News understands the plane will leave the UK before midnight
ITV News understands that terror suspects Abu Hamza, Adel Abdul Bary, Khalid al-Fawwaz, Babar Ahmad, and Syed Talha Ahsan have left HMP Long Lartin and have started their journey to the USA were they face a number of terror charges.
Abu Hamza is en route to the USA, where he faces the following charges:
- Conspiracy to take hostages in Yemen in 1998
- Hostage-taking in Yemen in 1998
- Conspiracy to provide and conceal material support and resources to terrorists in a Jihad training camp in Oregon
- Two counts of providing and concealing material support and resources to terrorists in a Jihad training camp in Oregon
- Conspiracy to provide material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organisation
- Conspiracy to kill, kidnap, maim and injure persons in a foreign country
- Conspiracy to provide and conceal material support and resources to terrorists in Afghanistan in 2000
- Two counts of providing material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organisation in Afghanistan
- Conspiracy to supply goods and services to the Taliban in Afghanistan in 1999
The US district court has released the indictment documents detailing the terror charges against Abu Hamza. The thirty-one page document is signed by United States Attorney Michael J. Garcia.
ITV News understands terror suspect Abu Hamza has left HMP Long Lartin and is en route to an airbase in the south of the UK, in preparation for his journey to the USA.
A cavalcade of police vehicles arrived at HMP Long Lartin, Worcestershire earlier this evening, where Abu Hamza and the four terror suspects who lost their last-ditch appeal against extradition to the US were being held.
ITV News understands that the five terror suspects have left prison and are en route to an airport in the south of the UK where they will be put on fighter jets and flown to America.