Manchester funeral directors and one of the British city’s largest mosques have refused to bury the remains of suicide bomber Salman Abedi, according UK media.
The Manchester Central Mosque, a major area mosque, said its executive committee has agreed to not handle the body of 22-year-old Abedi if his family makes a request, a spokesman for the place of worship said, according to local reports.
Authorities will do “everything in their power,” to make sure that Abedi is not buried or cremated in Manchester, the Manchester Evening News reported, citing sources.
“Just like Ian Brady [an infamous British child-killer known as the ‘Moors Murderer’], every effort is going in to making sure that there is not a chance Abedi can be buried or cremated in Greater Manchester,” a source told the news outlet.
Abedi killed 22 children and adults and injured more than 100 others last week when he detonated a homemade explosive at the end of an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena.
His remains are currently being kept at a morgue outside the Greater Manchester area, according to the Manchester Evening News.
Sources close to the investigation into the bombing told the news outlet that his remains were never kept in the same place as the 22 people he murdered.