Algerian Terror Suspect Allowed To Stay In Britain Over Suicide Fears

A suspected terrorist from Algeria with links to supporters of al Qaeda has won his appeal to stay on British soil - over fears he may kill himself if deported.

The North African does not dispute posing a threat to national security and is currently free on bail. He is believed to have provided travel arrangements and fake passports to terrorists.

However a special immigration court has allowed the 43-year-old to remain in Britain amid concerns his human rights will be breached because he is likely to commit suicide once returned to his home country.

In the same judgment, Mr Justice Mitting - who recently upheld hate preacher Abu Qatada's appeal to remain in Britain - told six other Algerian terror suspects they must leave the country.

But the senior immigration judge warned that despite his ruling there was "no end in sight" in removing the men, who are also free on bail and include two fundamentalists linked with an alleged 2003 plot to commit mass murder using the poison ricin.

The Special Immigration Appeals Commission (Siac) decision comes shortly after a devastating terror attack on a gas facility in Algeria, which claimed the lives of dozens of hostages and pushed UK counter-terrorism efforts in North Africa to the top of the agenda at Westminster.