Home Office confirms 52-year-old's bail breach arrest

Responding to inquiries about Abu Qatada's arrest, a Home Office spokesperson said:

The UK Border Agency arrested a 52-year-old man from north London for alleged breaches of his bail conditions imposed by the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC).

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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.