Manchester bomber’s brother who is accused of playing ‘key role’ in attack could escape British justice by refusing to face trial in the UK

The Manchester suicide bomber’s brother could escape British justice by refusing to face trial here, senior Libyan sources said last night.

Hashem Abedi, 21, is accused of playing a ‘key role’ in the attack, which – one year ago today – killed 22 people including seven children.

He is said to have helped brother Salman, 22, buy materials for the device he detonated at a pop concert on May 22.

For months the UK has been locked in a dispute with Libyan militia over plans to extradite him from Libya where he is being held.

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