A RADICAL Muslim cleric who was under strict bail conditions while living at his home in Acton has been arrested.

Abu Qatada, who has been holed up in a large house in a leafy Acton street since he was released from prison in June, was arrested by immigration officers on claims he was planning to flee the country.

Bail conditions placed on the 47-year-old, once described by a judge as Osama Bin-Laden's right-hand man in Europe, meant he had to spend at least 22-hours a day at the house, and was not allowed to meet with certain people.

However he is now being held in Belmarsh Prison and reportedly faces a hearing at the Special Immigration Appeals Commission tomorrow, which could rule he has to be locked up permanently.