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Home Secretary statement on the extradition of Hashem Abedi

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The Home Secretary made the following statement on the extradition of Hashem Abedi to the UK from Libya.

Home Secretary Sajid Javid said:

The extradition of Hashem Abedi is an important step forward in the investigation into the Manchester Arena attack. It’s important we now let the law take its full course.

My thoughts remain with the victims and their families who have endured so much. I would also like to pay tribute to the continued efforts of the dedicated police officers and all others who have worked tirelessly on this case.


Security Minister, Ben Wallace, said:

I am pleased that the extradition of Hashem Abedi to the UK has completed. It has been a huge effort by the Police, FCO and Home Office to ensure that the law can take its course. My thanks to the Libyan authorities for their support. Today my thoughts are with the victims of the Manchester arena attacks.

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