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The Home Secretary Theresa May has said she had signed "fair trial guarantees" with Jordan that she believes will reassure British courts that torture evidence would not be used against Abu Qatada, allowing his deportation from the UK.

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Abu Qatada investigated over extremist material

Radical cleric Abu Qatada is being investigated over extremist material, police said today.

The 52-year-old was arrested on March 8 for alleged bail breaches, and a hearing over whether he should be granted bail was due to be held today but has been delayed.

Radical cleric Abu Qatada was arrested on March 8 for alleged bail breaches. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The hate preacher's house in north London was searched before he was held.

The material was from a range of sources including online, and police are investigating whether the publications were written by Qatada. They were in a variety of languages.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Stuart Osborne said: "When we searched his house before his arrest that was a police search in relation to investigating some publications, to see if that was anything that reached a criminal threshold. There is an awful lot of media that needs to be looked through."

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