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Manchester Arena terrorist and Parsons Green Tube bomber charged with joint attack on prison officer

Manchester Arena terrorist Hashem Abedi and Parsons Green Tube bomber Ahmed Hassan have been charged with the joint attack on a prison officer at HMP Belmarsh.

The BBC‘s Daniele De Simone tweeted: ‘The Manchester Arena and Parsons Green bombers have been charged with assaulting a prison guard together, the BBC has learned. 

‘Hashem Abedi, 23, and Ahmed Hassan, 21, are accused of the assault in HMP Belmarsh, south London, in May last year.’

Manchester Arena terrorist Hashem Abedi

Parsons Green Tube bomber Ahmed Hassan

Manchester Arena terrorist Hashem Abedi (left), 23, and Parsons Green Tube bomber Ahmed Hassan, 21 (right), have been charged with the joint attack on a prison officer at HMP Belmarsh

He added that a third man, who is awaiting sentencing for terror offences, has also been charged with assaulting the prison officer.

The trio are due to appear at Bromley Magistrates Court on April 7. 

More to follow. 

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