A "gravely ill" asylum seeker w hose chartered deportation flight was turned back last week has been granted more time in his fight to remain in Britain.
Isa Muazu, who had been on hunger strike since September, was returned to the UK on Friday after a private plane meant to be taking him back to Nigeria did not land in the country.
The attempt to remove him failed as Nigerian authorities refused the plane carrying Mr Muazu permission to land, his lawyers said.
The 45-year-old, whose hunger strike reportedly lasted more than 100 days, has been detained since he claimed asylum in July.
His solicitors at firm Duncan Lewis have been granted a stay of removal for Mr Muazu pending the outcome of an oral judicial review hearing to be heard by the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber).
Toufique Hossain, public law and immigration law director of Duncan Lewis Solicitors, said: " We welcome this order restraining the Secretary of State for the Home Department in relation to any further attempt at removal until the outcome of the oral hearing, this is what we wanted all along, and thanks to the Home Secretary's incompetence we now have it."