Manchester Arena attacker Hashem Abedi and Tube bomber Ahmed Hassan both charged with assaulting prison officer

13 January 2021, 15:03 | Updated: 13 January 2021, 17:19

Manchester Arena attacker Hashem Abedi and Parsons Green Tube bomber Ahmed Hassan have both been charged with assaulting a prison officer at HMP Belmarsh.

The pair, along with another man, named as Muhammed Saeed, 22, are accused of inflicting actual bodily harm on the officer on 11 May 2020.

Abedi, the brother of Arena bomber Salman Abedi, has also been charged with assaulting another prison officer.

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

Abedi, 23, is currently serving 24 life sentences with a minimum of 55 years before being considered for parole for his part in the 2017 Manchester Arena bomb attack.

He was found guilty in March of 22 counts of murder, attempted murder and plotting to cause an explosion likely to endanger life.

Hassan, meanwhile, is currently serving a life sentence for planting a bomb on a District Line train in London, before detonating it at Parsons Green Underground station in September 2017.

A total 51 passengers were injured.

The 21-year-old, who was sentenced in 2018, will serve a minimum of 34 years in prison.