Manchester Arena bomber’s brother Hashem Abedi admits involvement

The brother of the Manchester Arena bomber has admitted his involvement in planning the attack for the first time.

Hashem Abedi, 23, was jailed for murdering the 22 people who were killed in the bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in May 2017.

During his trial, Hashem denied helping his brother Salman, 22, plan the attack that also left hundreds more injured.

But a public inquiry into the bombing heard Hashem Abedi had made the admission in prison in October.

The inquiry heard how during an interview with inquiry lawyers, he admitted he had “played a full part and a knowing part in the planning and preparation for the arena attack”, in which his brother also died.

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Source: BBC News