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US News Arena bomber left apology note to landlady hours before attack

03:35  27 february  2020
03:35  27 february  2020 Source:   news.sky.com

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The Manchester Arena bomber left a note to his landlord apologising for "any mess" he made, a court has heard. Before carrying out the terrorist attack , he left a note inside an apartment in Granby House in Manchester Image caption Salman Abedi left a handwritten note to his landlady .

Footage of Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi travelling with his device an hour before he blew himself up has been shown to jurors. His brother Hashem Abedi, 22, is on trial at the Old Bailey, accused of helping him plan the attack at the end of the Ariana Grande concert.

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The Manchester Arena bomber left a handwritten note to his landlady apologising for the mess and leaving an extra £150 for cleaning just hours before he detonated his device, a court has heard.

Jurors were shown the note which was left in the third-floor one-bedroom flat in Granby House rented by Salman Abedi after he returned from Libya four days before the bombing.

It read: "Sorry if there is anything missing in the apartment or any mess made. The extra 150 and the rest of the weeks rent on cover can hopefully cover."

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Image caption Hashem and Salman Abedi. Footage of Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi The attempted murder charge encompasses the scores of people who survived the attack , which He then leaves for the nearby Arndale shopping centre, where he buys four nine-volt batteries and a

WARPED Manchester bomber Salman Abedi is caught on CCTV with a rucksack packed with thousands of nuts just seconds before the deadly blast. Among other debris were fragments from a money tin decorated with the design of a £5 note also used to maim innocent gig-goers.

a man looking at the camera: Manchester Arena suicide bomber Salman Abedi used the 'Sam Abdi' to rent a property © Other Manchester Arena suicide bomber Salman Abedi used the 'Sam Abdi' to rent a property

It was signed "Sam", with quotation marks, the name Abedi had given to the landlady when she rented him the flat.

Abedi, 22, used the false name "Sam Abdi" to rent the property from Ruth Bain, agreeing to pay £750 for a two-week short-term stay.

But four days into the let, he was seen on CCTV heading to Manchester Arena, where he detonated his suicide bomb as thousands of men, women and children left an Ariana Grande concert.

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The brothers left their family home in Elsmore Road, Fallowfield, in April on one-way tickets, accompanied by their parents. But Salman returned, alone, on 18 May, jurors were told.

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a group of items on a table: Items allegedly used to make the bomb were found in rubbish bags in the basement of Granby House © PA Items allegedly used to make the bomb were found in rubbish bags in the basement of Granby House

Photographs taken during searches of the Granby House flat and the family home in the days after the bombing showed discarded oil cans, residue from bomb-making chemicals, and various nuts and bolts, the court heard.

At Granby House, officers also discovered items including scrapings from match sticks, various bits of wire, black tape, a serrated edge saw, and a roll of clear acetate, prosecutors said.

Electronic circuitry notes in the name of the bomber's brother were found at the family home.

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There were two identity cards for Salman and Hashem Abedi's trip on a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia, two years earlier.

On a printed piece of paper with Salman Abedi's National Insurance details on it were the handwritten words Abdulrauf Abdallah, and another number.

Abdallah was convicted of trying to help an RAF veteran travel to Syria to fight with militants there. Salman Abedi visited him in prison in January 2017.

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