The father of the Manchester suicide bomber has today insisted his son is innocent – as new pictures emerged showing the concert terrorist as a teenager. Salman Abedi, 22, was named by police as the man they believe was behind the massacre of 22 innocent people at Manchester Arena on Monday night.

Born in Britain to Libyan parents, he was reportedly known to MI5 and is said to have “proven” links to ISIS; however, his dad Ramadan Abedi denied his son is linked to militants or the suicide bombing at a concert by pop-star Ariana Grande.Speaking to reporters in Tripoli, Libya, Mr Adebi said: “We don’t believe in killing innocents. This is not us.” Ramadan Abedi said he spoke to his son five days ago and insisted he sounded “normal” as he prepared for a trip to Saudi Arabia. He said Salman was planning to head from Saudi Arabia to Libya – which he visited a month-and-a-half ago – to spend the Muslim holy month of Ramadan with family.

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