At a British public hearing on Thursday he accused the security service of “serious deficiencies” and “serious deficiencies” in the Manchester arena, where a jihadi attack killed 22 people in 2017, saying he should have identified security earlier. Who was involved in the attack.
On May 22, 2017, Salman Abedi, a 22-year-old Briton of Libyan descent, detonated a bomb outside the concert hall, killing seven children and fifteen adults and injuring hundreds after a performance by pop star Haryana Grande.
“Salman Abedi should have been identified as a threat by the arena’s security guards on May 22, 2017 and prompt intervention should have been made,” John Sanders concludes in his statement.
“Had this happened, Salman Abedi would have undoubtedly exploded his device, but the loss of human life and injuries would have been minimal,” Mr Sanders recalled, “only one in 22 were killed.” He left the room 15 minutes before the attack.
The public inquiry specifically refers to Arena SMG, its security provider Shoshek and the operator of the British Traffic Police patrolling the area adjacent to Manchester Victoria train station.
He considers all three agencies to be “primarily responsible” for the “many missed opportunities” for arresting the killer, saying they “should have prevented or minimized the catastrophic impact of the attack”, but not “succeeded”.
A British traffic police officer should have actually attended at the end of the show in anger at the bombing arena, but no one was there.
A security guard from Shoshek, 18, told the Commission of Inquiry that five minutes before the attack, Mr. He said he had a “bad feeling” when he saw Abedi, but did not approach him for fear of being called a racist. However, he tried to call the control room on the radio, but to no avail.
Fifteen minutes before the explosion, a member of the public informed security about the attack.
Salman Abedi’s brother Hashem was sentenced last year to life imprisonment for playing a “key role” in the bombing, of which the youngest victim was just eight years old.