THE Manchester Arena bomber’s brother tried to buy an ingredient for an explosive, a court heard.
But a friend’s dad helped to foil Hashem Abedi, it was claimed.
That March, a man bought five litres of sulphuric acid on behalf of “skint” Hashem, the Old Bailey was told.
Hashem then allegedly asked a pal to get more, saying it was for a generator battery in Libya.
An Amazon order for £76 of acid was declined due to lack of funds, leading the friend to talk to his dad, the court heard.
The prosecution said the father refused to help — saying the chemical could be used to make explosives.
Jurors were told Hashem later contacted another man who searched the internet for sulphuric acid at a cost of £69.36.
Hashem, 22, originally from Manchester, denies murder, attempted murder and conspiring to cause an explosion.
The trial was adjourned at noon after Hashem said he was in pain and needed medical aid.