The brother of the Manchester Arena bomber has appeared at the Old Bailey today where he pleaded not guilty to 22 charges of murder.

Hashem Abedi also faced a single charge of attempted murder for all the other victims of the Manchester Arena bomb and for conspiring with his brother, Salman Abedi, to cause explosions.

Salman Abedi, who studied at Salford University in 2014, detonated a homemade device at the Manchester Arena on the 22nd of May 2017.

It took six minutes for all of the charges to be read out in court and for the defendant to plead not guilty to each count.

Senior Judge Mr Justice Baker postponed the trial from the 11th of November this year until the 13th of January 2020 with the case expecting to last eight weeks.

Hashem Abedi was raised in Manchester and travelled to Libya before the Manchester attack, he was later arrested in Tripoli and extradited to the UK.

Following the hearing, the defendant was remanded into custody at HMP Belmarsh.

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