The radical cleric Abu Qatada, once described by a judge as Osama bin Laden's right-hand man in Europe. Has been arrested today at his home by UK border officials.

The Home Office has confirmed it is now preparing to have Qatada sent home to Jordan to face trial for terrorism offences after years of fighting for his deportation. The government has until midnight tonight to appeal.

Keith Vaz, the chairman of the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee, says the Jordanian officials have given the government "all the assurances it needs" to deport Qatada.

In light of his arrest, The Home Secretary is due to deliver an emergency statement to the House of Commons at 3.30pm to update MPs on the latest developments.