Abu Qatada arrested over alleged bail breach

Abu Qatada returned home in November. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Radical preacher Abu Qatada has been arrested for allegedly breaching his bail conditions, days ahead of the Government's latest deportation bid in court.

He was arrested by UK Border Agency officials yesterday, following raids by the Metropolitan Police Service Counter Terrorism unit.

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Abu Qatada appeal due

Home Secretary Theresa May's appeal against the decision to allow radical preacher Abu Qatada to stay in the UK will begin today - three days after he was arrested for breaching bail conditions.