Hashem Abedi: Manchester Arena bomber’s brother smiled before he attacked Belmarsh prison officer

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Smirking Hashem Abedi, 24, has been found guilty of an attack in prison.

Three convicted terrorists, including the Parsons Green Tube bomber and the Manchester Arena attacker’s brother, have been found guilty of a “vicious attack” on a prison officer at HMP Belmarsh.

CCTV footage shown at Woolwich Crown Court shows Hashem Abedi - brother of Arena suicide bomber Salman Abedi - smiling before he and two other convicted terrorists run towards Paul Edwards’ office, closely followed by prison officers.

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Officer Mr Edwards was struck with a chair and punched and kicked by Abedi, 24, Parsons Green Tube bomber Ahmed Hassan, 22, and a third convicted terrorist, Muhammed Saeed, 23, in May last year.

Fellow prison officer Nick Barnett came to his aid and was kicked in the leg by Abedi.

The trio of extremists were being held in HMP Belmarsh’s high security unit, in Thamesmead.

Abedi was given a further three years and 10 months behind bars, while Hassan and Saeed were each sentenced to an additional three years’ jail time.

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Abedi, who conspired with brother Salman in the Arena attack which killed 22 people and injured hundreds more in 2017, is already serving a life sentence with a minimum term of 55 years for that crime.

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