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The family of deported radical cleric Abu Qatada have left the UK, the Home Office has said.

It said they had dropped an application for leave to remain in the UK.

The BBC understands the family are flying to join Abu Qatada in Jordan, where he was sent after deportation from the UK in July.

Abu Qatada will stand trial for terror offences in Jordan after assurances that evidence obtained through torture would not be used against him.

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