Manchester bomber's mother pocketed £17k in benefits after leaving UK

Mother of Manchester Arena suicide bomber pocketed more than £17,000 in benefits after leaving Britain

  • Terrorist sympathiser Samia Tabbal continued to receive about £2,500 a month
  • The payments only stopped days after her son, Salman Abedi, 殺された 22 人
  • She failed to inform HM Revenue & Customs that she was leaving the UK
  • The mother of the Manchester Arena suicide bomber pocketed benefits worth more than £17,000 after leaving Britain, 日曜日のメールは明らかにすることができます.

    Despite returning to her native Libya in October 2016, terrorist sympathiser Samia Tabbal continued to receive about £2,500 a month in housing and child benefit and work and tax credits into her HSBC bank account.

    The taxpayer-funded payments only stopped days after her son, Salman Abedi, 殺された 22 people by detonating a suicide bomb at an アリアナ・グランデ concert on May 22, 2017, and may have gone on had the subsequent police investigation not established that Tabbal and her husband Ramadan Abedi were back living in Libya.

    The mother of the Manchester Arena suicide bomber pocketed benefits worth more than £17,000 after leaving Britain, 日曜日のメールは明らかにすることができます

    The mother of the Manchester Arena suicide bomber pocketed benefits worth more than £17,000 after leaving Britain, 日曜日のメールは明らかにすることができます

    Despite returning to her native Libya in October 2016, terrorist sympathiser Samia Tabbal continued to receive about £2,500 a month in housing and child benefit and work and tax credits into her HSBC bank account

    Despite returning to her native Libya in October 2016, terrorist sympathiser Samia Tabbal continued to receive about £2,500 a month in housing and child benefit and work and tax credits into her HSBC bank account

    The 55-year-old’s benefits bonanza is revealed in official documents submitted to the Manchester Arena Inquiry that suggest she failed to inform HM Revenue & Customs that she was leaving the UK.

    A financial report says she received £692.32 a month in housing benefit for her rented property in the Fallowfield area of Manchester, along with weekly child benefit of £61.80 and weekly work and tax credits of £302.76.

    The payments ceased on May 31, 2017 – nine days after the Arena attack.

    A jury at the Old Bailey trial of Salman Abedi’s younger brother, ハシェム, 24, heard earlier this year that Tabbal’s debit card was used by her sons to buy ingredients for the deadly bomb.

    Hashem was jailed for at least 55 years after being convicted of 22 殺人の数.

    There is no evidence that Tabbal knew of, or was involved in, the Arena attack but the inquiry has heard that she expressed sympathy for the February 17th Martyrs Brigade of Libya and the Libya Shield Force, two groups linked to Al Qaeda, Facebookで.

    Tabbal and Ramadan Abedi are believed to be living on the outskirts of Libyan capital Tripoli and are reportedly under surveillance.

    A senior MI5 officer last week told the inquiry that Ramadan was ‘likelyto have influenced his son’s extremist beliefs, although he has denied links with Islamist militant groups or knowledge of the attack.

    The couple and their oldest son Ismail, who flew out of the UK on August 29 apparently to avoid giving evidence to the inquiry, have refused to assist the authorities.

    The dossier of financial documents also show that Salman Abedi received £10,331 into two bank accounts between October 2016 と5月 2017, including £4,263.08 from the Student Loans Company that he did not qualify for because he had quit his business studies course at Salford University.

    Two separate deposits totalling £3,200 were made by unknown sources into his RBS account in January 2017, shortly before the bank closed it over suspicions about fraud.

    The taxpayer-funded payments only stopped days after her son, Salman Abedi (写真), 殺された 22 people by detonating a suicide bomb at an Ariana Grande concert on May 22, 2017

    The taxpayer-funded payments only stopped days after her son, Salman Abedi (写真), 殺された 22 people by detonating a suicide bomb at an Ariana Grande concert on May 22, 2017

    It may have gone on had the subsequent police investigation not established that Tabbal and her husband Ramadan Abedi were back living in Libya

    It may have gone on had the subsequent police investigation not established that Tabbal and her husband Ramadan Abedi were back living in Libya

    The inquiry began in September 2020 and its chairman, ジョン・サンダース卿, has already ruled that ‘serious shortcomings in securitycontributed to the devastation caused by the attack.

    HMRC, which pays the benefits, said it could not comment on individual cases.

    別々に, a friend of Salman Abedi who was arrested last week on terrorism charges related to the attack, told the inquiry that messaging-app exchanges between the men shortly before the bombing were about importing sheep.

    Challenged about the messages on Thursday – a week after he was arrested at Manchester Airport – Ahmed Taghdi said: ‘During one call, Salman asked me if I could search how much sheep were for sale and could I get him some sheep to send to Libya.

    Mr Taghdi, 24, who has been bailed pending further inquiries, helped Salman Abedi buy a Nissan Micra car in which chemicals used to make the bomb were stored.

    Mr Taghdi denies any involvement in the attack.

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