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Manchester Arena bomber’s brother ‘tried to buy acid for explosives but was foiled by friend’s dad’

CHILLING CLAIMS

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.

Older brother Salman Abedi, 22, killed 22 when he detonated a homemade bomb at an Ariana Grande concert in May 2017.

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.

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