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Court shown images of Manchester Arena bomber just seconds before attack

A CCTV still of Salman Abedi just before he murdered 22 innocent people. Credit: Greater Manchester Police

A CCTV image taken 19 seconds before the Manchester Arena bomber detonated a suicide bomb has been shown to a jury.

On May 22 2017, Salman Abedi, 22, detonated a homemade device packed with shrapnel as 359 people milled around the Arena foyer - one minute after an Ariana Grande concert ended.

The suicide attack left 22 innocent people dead and hundreds more injured, the Old Bailey has heard.

CCTV pictures of the attacker standing amid the crowd of men, women and children was shown in the trial of his brother Hashem Abedi, who is accused of helping him plan the killings.

In it, Salman was seen wearing a large Karrimor rucksack containing the bomb.

The court heard 14,054 people had attended the pop concert that night and 359 people were in the foyer at the time of the detonation.

22 people were killed in the Manchester Arena attack. Credit: ITV News

Other CCTV images show him making his way through Victoria Train station before heading into the Arena.

Yesterday the court heard that Abedi went to the Arena four days before the attack and could be seen looking at the crowds of people in the foyer.

Earlier on May 22 2017, Salman had arranged to send £460 to Libya, jurors heard.

He was caught on CCTV footage leaving his rented flat on Granby Row in Manchester with a large suitcase then returning empty-handed.

Later, he went out with his rucksack and took a Metrolink tram to Victoria Station in Manchester.

While waiting for the tram, he made a call lasting just over four minutes to his family in Libya, the court heard.

Salman Abedi at Manchester Victoria on the night of the attack. Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Hashem Abedi, 22, who was in Libya with his family at the time of the attack, has denied 22 counts of murder, attempted murder and conspiracy to cause explosions.

The trial continues

Salman Abedi walking towards the Arena Foyer. Credit: Greater Manchester Police