A SUSPECTED terrorist detained at Guantanamo Bay for more than four years has made his long-awaited return to the UK via Ruislip.
Ethiopian-born Binyam Mohamed, 30, landed at RAF Northolt just a short while ago (Monday) accompanied by officers from the Metropolitan Police.
Drivers on the A40 reported seeing a civilian helicopter hovering close to the high-security base as well as a large police and media presence.
Mr Mohamed says he was tortured while in custody on suspicion of terrorism. Foreign Secretary David Miliband has called the release the first step towards the goal of closing Guantanamo Bay.
Legal charity Reprieve, which has represented Mr Mohamed, said he would be met by a doctor and his lawyers, as well as family and friends. The BBC reports it is unlikely Mr Mohamed will be arrested and taken to a high security prison.
It also carried a statement from a spokesman for Prime Minister Gordon Brown saying public safety was of top priority and that the Home Secretary will be taking appropriate measures to maintain national and international security.
Mr Mohamed had lived in the UK from the age of 15, before being arrested in Pakistan in 2002.
The Home Office said Mr Mohamed will be interviewed about his resident status when he arrives in the UK and will have to apply for leave to enter.