United Kingdom seeks extradition of Manchester attacker brother

  • United Kingdom seeks extradition of Manchester attacker brother

United Kingdom seeks extradition of Manchester attacker brother

Special Deterrence Force (Rada) spokesman Ahmad Ben Salim has said that Hashem Abedi, the brother of the bomber who killed 22 people in the British city of Manchester in May, is being investigated in jail.

A warrant for the arrest of the Manchester Arena bomber's brother has been granted to police in the UK.

According to him, a warrant for the arrest of Salman Abedi's sibling was submitted on Wednesday to the Libyan authorities who promptly granted it.

Both brothers travelled to Libya in April, before Salman returned alone, carrying out the attack. Around 11,000 pieces of evidence have been seized, 23 people arrested, 30 addresses searched and 16 terabytes of data are being examined.

The militia group said Libya's courts would be able to deal with his case. They named Hashem Abedi as a suspect.

Police say the warrant for Hashem Abedi relates to the murder of 22 people and the attempted murder of others.

"Hashem Abedi is currently detained in Libya and the [Crown Prosecution Service] has now requested that Libyan authorities consider his extradition back to the United Kingdom", the GMP said.

Hashem Abedi was arrested shortly afterwards, and has been accused by Libyan prosecutors of helping his brother and collecting materials for the attack. Many have had complicated plastic surgery.

Salman Abedi blew himself up in the attack. Twenty-two people died in the horrific attack and 512 were injured.

The investigation into the UK's worst terrorist atrocity since the 7 July 2005 attacks on the London transport system is "still running a very fast pace" with 100 officers working on it full time, GMP said.