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Statement on reports of Libya trial

31/08/2017

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham responds to reports of Libya trial:

Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, said: “I have grave concerns about reports that a trial may take place in Libya connected with the atrocious attack at the Manchester Arena in May.

“This was an appalling attack on our city and any trial conducted thousands of miles from Manchester would in no way represent justice for all those who have been affected.

“It is essential that any trial connected to the attack, particularly if it involves a UK citizen, takes place in the UK under British law. I am today calling on the Prime Minister and the Government to do everything within their power to make sure that this is what happens.”