Abu Hamza, the radical Islamic preacher, who has been held in prison in the UK, since 2004, has lost his appeal against extradition to the United States.

The 54-year-old Egyptian launched a last-ditch appeal last week in order to avoid extradition to the US, where he is wanted on terror charges.

Hamza's lawyer had argued that the radical Muslim cleric should not be extradited due to his reportedly failing health, but in the UK High Court, Lead Judge Sir John Thomas, dismissed the appeal, saying he was totally unconvinced that Hamza was unfit to stand trial.

Thomas added that there can be no more appeals and that the extraditions of Hamza, and four other terror suspects, will start immediately. The other men are Babar Ahmad, Talha Ahsan, Adel Abdul Bary and Khaled al-Fawwaz.

The US have plans to extradite the five as soon as possible, where they will stand trial at a later date.

Written and presented by Alfred Joyner.