Police believe that the Manchester’s attacker used student loan and benefits to support the terror conspiracy
The Manchester suicide bomber, Salman Abedi, received thousands of pounds in state funding until Monday’s fatal attack. Abdi received funding too when he was overseas for a bomb-making training.
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Abedi’s finances are investigated by the police. Officers are also trying to find out how Abedi funded his many trips to Libya. A jihadist training camp in Libya is believed to be the place where he learned how to make bombs at
Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley who is a Senior British Police Officer, said investigators have achieved “immense progress” in disassembling Abedi’s terror network.
Police have raided a barber shop in Manchester where they believed Abedi bought hydrogen peroxide, a chemical commonly used in hairdressers but may construct bombs.
Police is focusing its effort on Abedi’s finances scared of the possibility that jihadists can easily play Britain’s welfare as well as student loans structure to secure bankrolling.
A former investigator had said jihadists were joining courses in universities to gather the student loans “often with no intention of turning up”.
In October 2015, Abedi joined the Salford University; he received no less than £7,000 from the taxpayer-funded Student Loans Company.
Even though Abedi stopped taking any courses in 2016’ academic year, it is believed he still received another £7,000.Salford University refused to confirm if it had told the Student Loans Company that Abedi’s funding should have been cut off.
Student Loans Company’s spokesperson said: “It would not be appropriate for the Student Loans Company to respond to media requests for information that may be relevant to the ongoing police investigation.
“It is for universities to inform the Student Loans Company when students withdraw or suspend their studies, at which point funding stops.”