THE brother of the Manchester Arena bomber is due to appear at Oxford Crown Court today.

Hashem Abedi, brother of Salman Abedi, is scheduled to appear before High Court judge Mr Justice Sweeney.

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The 22-year-old is up for a bail hearing via video link from HMP Belmarsh, a category A prison in south east London.

Abedi, who was raised in Manchester, escaped to Libya before his older brother detonated his suicide vest as pop fans left an Ariana Grande concert, killing 22 people and injuring 260.

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He is accused of making both successful and unsuccessful attempts to buy bomb-making chemicals.

It is also said Abedi assisted in buying a Nissan Micra to store device components, and that he made detonator tubes for use in the explosive.

He faces 22 counts of murder for each of the victims of the attack, one count of attempted murder encompassing all the other victims and one count of conspiring with his brother to cause explosions.

Abedi was arrested in Tripoli, but was only extradited to the UK on Wednesday.

A preliminary hearing is due to take place at the Old Bailey on July 30.