Abedi attended Burnage Academy for Boys in Manchester between 20, before going to The Manchester College until 2013 and then in 2014 enrolled at the University of Salford, where he studied business management. A community worker told the BBC he had called a hotline five years before the bombing to warn police about Abedi's views and members of Britain’s Libyan diaspora said they had "warned authorities for years" about Manchester's Islamist radicalisation.
Greater Manchester police said that Abedi made "core purchases" for the construction of the bomb in the four days between his return from Libya and the attack, apparently constructing the bomb by himself.
The Northern Echo is backing the Manchester Evening News' fundraising appeal, launched for the victims of the Manchester Arena terror attack.
The MEN has urged other newspapers, websites and media to call on their readers to back its appeal and The Northern Echo has pledged support without hesitation.
We and other Newsquest titles across the country are standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the Trinity Mirror-owned newspaper, whose online campaign topped £1m within 24 hours.
The newspaper’s original target of £250,000 was broken within hours of its Just Giving page being set up and the £500,000 and £750,000 marks were also soon passed.
MEN editor in chief Rob Irvine said: "The response of the public in Greater Manchester and across the country has been amazing. "We have also been moved by the number of papers and websites who have rallied round Manchester, with messages of support on newspaper front pages and website home pages.a suicide bomber detonated an improvised explosive device, packed with nuts and bolts to act as shrapnel, in the foyer area of the Manchester Arena.The attack took place after an Ariana Grande concert that was part of her 2017 Dangerous Woman Tour.On 23 May, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, via the Nashir Telegram channel, claimed the attack was carried out by "a soldier of the Khilafah".The message called the attack "an endeavor to terrorize the mushrikin, and in response to their transgressions against the lands of the Muslims." while Abedi stayed in the United Kingdom.