Anjem Choudary released on bail after surety hitch

Radical preacher Anjem Choudary has emerged from Belmarsh prison despite his release on bail being delayed after a hitch in finding someone to cover his surety.

The 48-year-old had on Friday been granted bail, along with his co-accused, Mohammed Rahman, under strict conditions. Both were told to supply a surety of £15,000, and given instructions to stay in the country, live at specified addresses, obey an electronic curfew, and avoid social media.

Both men face trial in January for allegedly encouraging support for the Islamic State terror group in social media posts.