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VIDEO: Extract from Hashem Abedi's interview with Greater Manchester Police

Hashem Abedi

Hashem Abedi, the brother of the Manchester Arena bomber, will be given a life sentence when he returns to court after his conviction today for the murders of 22 people.

The case has been adjourned so that victims' families can plan to attend the Old Bailey, should they wish to.

Mr Justice Jeremy Baker said victim impact statements would also be collected

Detective Chief Superintendent Simon Barraclough of Greater Manchester Police said Abedi had shown "not one jot of emotion" or remorse throughout the trial.

"He has failed to provide any real form of explanation as to his involvement in this.

"For a significant proportion of the trial itself he did not even bother to turn up because he didn't want to.

"We have got people there who lost loved ones who want answers to questions and he does not care about that.

"He is a man who is equally responsible with his brother for this horrendous attack, this monstrous attack.

"The way he has conducted himself since he landed demonstrates even more the jihadi mindset that would be supportive of the sick ideology of IS (Islamic State)."

– Detective Chief Superintendent Simon Barraclough
Hashem Abedi Credit: Greater Manchester Police

When interviewed by police Abedi answered several questions, before his lawyer read a prepared statement on his behalf.

After that he replied "No comment."

  • VIDEO: extract from Hashem Abedi's police inteview

Max Hill QC, the Director of Public Prosecutions, said Hashem Abedi had "blood on his hands".

"Hashem Abedi encouraged and helped his brother knowing that Salman Abedi planned to commit an atrocity. He has blood on his hands even if he didn't detonate the bomb.

– Max Hill QC