Ex-MI5 agent who spied on Abu Hamza wins fight to stay in home

A former MI5 undercover agent who risked his life spying on radical Islamist preacher Abu Hamza has won his eviction battle against council officials.

Islington’s housing department claimed Réda Hassaïne broke the terms of his tenancy by disappearing for long periods.

But Mr Hassaïne, an author who has lived in Islington since 1997, denied abusing his tenancy and insisted he had to keep a “completely low profile” because of a fatwa threatening his life.