A 29-YEAR-OLD Libyan man was killed in a motorbike crash just months after being freed from an eight-year detention under the Terrorism Act.

Faraj Hassan Al-Saadi was thrown off his bike after the black Kawasaki and a red Vauxhall Vectra minicab collided in Imperial Drive, near the junction with Elm Drive in North Harrow, at around 9am on Monday.

Distraught relatives have been grieving for the Libyan father-of-three, of Allerford Court, North Harrow, and 753 people have joined a Facebook group in his memory.

Ahmed, Faraj’s brother, said: “It’s not just me, all his friends say he was a good guy. There were no problems with any of the neighbours or any friends or anyone. He was a good man.

“Friends have come from Manchester, Cardiff and they were all crying. We received lots of text messages from Sweden, Ireland and Libya.”

Mr Al-Saadi, who worked as a travel agent’s assistant, leaves behind a wife and three children Shaima, eight, Salman, two and Anisa, five months.

According to charity Helping Households Under Great Stress, Mr Al-Saadi arrived in 2002 from Libya, but he was arrested shortly after arriving.

He was subsequently charged under the Terrorism Act and the Italian government also tried to extradite him.

The warrant was suspended and he was detained for a further four years while the Government tried to deport him to Libya, but the move was ruled as unlawful.

He was then detained under house arrest through an anti-terror measure known as a “control order”, which was revoked in January this year. Mr Al-Saadi was never convicted of any terrorism charges.

His family have said that they want his body flown back to Libya.

Crash witness Dr Hameed Abdul, 70, said: “I heard a bang, a very big bang. I came outside to see what it was and I saw the accident. It was very shocking for me because he wasn’t moving. I was just so upset myself.”

A post-mortem found the cause of death to be chest injuries and an inquest was opened and adjourned at Barnet Coroner’s Court.

The minicab driver was arrested and released on police bail. Anyone with information can call officers on 020 8998 5319, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.