Manchester Arena attack: Trial date set for arena bomber’s brother

Hashem AbediImage copyright Libyan Interior Ministry
Image caption Hashem Abedi confronted Oxford Crown Court by means of video-link from HMP Belmarsh

The more youthful brother of Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi will stand trial in November charged with murdering the 22 sufferers of the assault.

Hashem Abedi, 22, gave the impression at Oxford Crown Court by means of jail video hyperlink for a initial listening to.

Mr Justice Sweeney set a tribulation date of five November on the Old Bailey in London.

The defendant, of no fastened cope with, used to be remanded in custody and can subsequent seem for a plea and trial preparation listening to in early October.

The pass judgement on granted a prosecution software to query Hashem Abedi post-charge.

Hashem Abedi used to be extradited to the United Kingdom previous this month after being detained in Libya in a while after the May 2017 suicide bombing during which masses had been injured.

Mr Abedi, who used to be born and raised in Manchester, could also be charged with one rely of tried homicide, encompassing all others provide on the arena, and one rely of conspiring along with his brother Salman Abedi to motive explosions.

Twenty-two other people died within the explosion on the finish of an Ariana Grande live performance at Manchester Arena on 22 May 2017 and masses had been injured.

Image caption Top (left to proper): Lisa Lees, Alison Howe, Georgina Callender, Kelly Brewster, John Atkinson, Jane Tweddle, Marcin Klis – Middle (left to proper): Angelika Klis, Courtney Boyle, Saffie Roussos, Olivia Campbell-Hardy, Martyn Hett, Michelle Kiss, Philip Tron, Elaine McIver – Bottom (left to proper): Eilidh MacLeod, Wendy Fawell, Chloe Rutherford, Liam Allen-Curry, Sorrell Leczkowski, Megan Hurley, Nell Jones

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