Abu Hamza in last-minute appeal against extradition

RADICAL cleric Abu Hamza has launched a last-minute High Court bid to avoid extradition to the United States, it was confirmed today.

A second terror suspect, Khaled Al-Fawwaz, has also mounted a legal challenge.

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It is expected that their applications will be heard as a matter of urgency, but no date has yet been set.

A Home Office spokeswoman said: “The European Court of Human Rights ruled there was no bar to the extradition of these men.

“We will continue working to ensure they are handed over to the US authorities as soon as possible.”