Manchester Arena bomber’s brother, Hashem Abedi found guilty of 22 murders

The brother of the Manchester Arena bomber has been found guilty of 22 charges of murder.

Hashem Abedi, 22, conspired with his brother Salman Abedi, who killed himself and 22 others when he detonated a bomb at an Ariana Grande concert in May 2017.

Up to a thousand other people were either physically injured or suffered mental trauma as a result of the explosion.

The trial at the Old Bailey in London had heard that even though Hashem Abedi wasn’t in the UK at the time of the explosion, his DNA and fingerprints were found in the properties in Manchester where they both made the bomb.

But evidence presented in court showed how he was involved in the research, experimentation and making the explosives, before returning to Libya a month before the attack.

Prosecutors said he was “just as guilty” as his brother.