Hashem Abedi: Brother of Manchester Arena bomber extradited to UK

Hashem Abedi was arrested in Libya shortly after his brother Salman blew himself up at the Manchester Arena in May 2017.

The brother of Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi has been arrested at a London airport after being extradited from Libya over his alleged involvement in the terror attack.

Hashem Abedi was arrested for murder, attempted murder and conspiracy to cause an explosion likely to endanger life and he will be transferred into police custody in London, according to Greater Manchester Police.

He fled the UK in the days before his older brother Salman Abedi carried out a suicide bombing as thousands of people left an Ariana Grande concert on 22 May, 2017.

He was arrested in Libya shortly after his brother blew himself up at the arena, killing 22 people.

“The Crown Prosecution Service successfully applied for the extradition of Hashem Abedi from Libya and today he has been extradited for offences relating to the Manchester Arena attack,” GMP Chief Constable said.

“He was handed over by Libyan authorities to British police officers this morning.

“They escorted him on the flight back and they landed in the United Kingdom a short while ago.”

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