Manchester Arena bombing: Bomb chemicals ‘ordered with we have come to slaughter email’

An email address containing the Arabic for “We have come to slaughter” was used to order 30 litres of hydrogen peroxide seven weeks before the Manchester Arena bombing, the Old Bailey has heard.

Suicide bomber Salman Abedi, 22, detonated a homemade explosive at the concert hall on May 22, 2017 after an Ariana Grande concert, killing 22 people. His younger brother Hashem Abedi, now also 22, is accused of helping to plot the attack, allegedly buying materials to be used in a bomb, experimenting with explosives and helping to store material used.

Prosecutor Duncan Penny QC told jurors an email address used to buy the key bomb-making chemical hydrogen peroxide on Amazon was set up using public wifi in Hulme Market in south Manchester on March 20, 2017.

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Source: Evening Standard