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Manchester Arena and Parsons Green bombers charged with prison officer attack

By Daniel De Simone
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image captionHashem Abedi (left) and Ahmed Hassan are due to appear at Bromley Magistrates' Court

The Manchester Arena and Parsons Green bombers have been charged with assaulting a prison officer together, the BBC has learned.

Hashem Abedi, 23, and Ahmed Hassan, 21, are accused of assaulting an officer in HMP Belmarsh, south London, in May last year.

Another man who is awaiting sentencing for terror offences is also charged with assaulting the same person.

The three men are due to appear at Bromley Magistrates' Court on 7 April.

Abedi, who was jailed in August for murdering the 22 victims of the May 2017 Manchester Arena attack, is also charged with assaulting a second prison officer during the same incident on 11 May.

Hassan, from London, whose Parsons Green tube bomb injured 51 people in September 2017, was jailed for attempted murder the following year.

Muhammed Saeed, 22, from Manchester, is the third person charged. Last year, he admitted possessing terrorist documents.

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