247: Episode 247 – The 2017 Manchester Bombing

On 22 May 2017, as Ariana Grande hit the high notes of her final song to a sold-out Manchester Arena, Salman Abedi hit the button on a homemade bomb. The resulting explosion killed Abedi and 22 other innocent people, and left over 1,000 more injured. 





The country mourned, millions of pounds were raised, and we all promised not to let hate win.





But as the dust settled, a worrying question started being asked: how did a known terrorist sympathiser who had fought alongside an ISIL militia slip through the UK’s counterterrorism net?



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