BBC has confirmed that the radical Islamic preacher Abu Hamza al-Masri, who has been based in London and has made many public speeches about his beliefs in London's streets, is to be extradited to the US to face serious terror charges
The UK government's Home Office has confirmed this evening GMT that the controversial leader has flown to the US to come face to face with terror charges, according to a statement made earlier by the Home Office.
The extradition had been approved by the City of Westminster Magistrates Court nearly three months ago, but then had to be officially approved by the Home Secretary herself, Ms Jacqui Smith.
The 49 year old leader has been recently in prison whilst serving a seven year sentence for inciting murder and racial hatred amongst the communities in London, in particular. The Egyptian-born outspoken preacher had been a figure much seen around west London, where he resides, speaking publicly, causing controversy both on and off the television screens in the UK.
He is to face 11 charges by the US for terror.