BBC News: Abu Qatada: Theresa May vows to ‘carry on’ with deportation. ‘The home secretary says she will continue to work to deport Abu Qatada, after his lawyer said the radical cleric would return to Jordan voluntarily if a treaty is ratified. Theresa May said her aim was still to deport Abu Qatada within the rule of law, which they were “closer to now”.’
The Independent: Abu Qatada asks Archbishop of Canterbury for prison meeting. ‘The radical cleric Abu Qatada has written to the Archbishop of Canterbury asking for a private meeting at Belmarsh prison. Abu Qatada is understood to have written to the Most Rev Justin Welby at Lambeth Palace recently, to ask him for a personal visit, even providing him with a prison visiting order.’
Express & Star: Teenager locked up over Walsall EDL disorder. ‘The 16-year-old from Brownhills, who cannot be named for legal reasons, broke wooden pieces of pub garden furniture which thugs then hurled at police during a march by the English Defence League. Officers were injured during ugly scenes that brought the town centre to a standstill, with businesses forced to close and buses and taxis suspended on September 29 last year.’
Newstalk: Listen to an interview with David Anderson, the UK’s Independent Reviewer of Terror Legislation here.
BBC News: Bristol multi-faith forum debates ‘mainstream extremism’. ‘A debate about how extremism enters mainstream society is taking place in Bristol next week. The Bristol Multi-Faith Forum (BMFF) wants to explore why some people adopt extreme views in an event called “When Extreme Becomes Mainstream”.’
Bradford Telegraph & Argus: ‘We’ll tackle the sexual predators’. ‘At a conference in Bradford yesterday to unveil the Community Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation, Chief Superintendent Angela Williams, commander of the Airedale and North Bradford police division, said the tally of suspected predators now stood at 90 arrests in the last six months. She said: “We are now far better placed to tackle this issue and in February there were 16 arrests and another 22 in March alone.’