A family lived in Dublin before moving to UK suspects in Manchester terror attack

The Elshetwi family moved from Tripoli, Libya to Ireland when Ayub was an infant, his 20-year-old sister, Esra was born in Dublin

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A suspect believed to be involved in the Manchester terror attacks was living in Dublin before moving with his family to the UK, it has been revealed.

The 22-year-old man, named as Ayub Elshetwi was arrested this week in Nuneaton, West Midlands where police chased him through a neighbourhood and stopped him in his tracks with a Taser.

His family home was subsequently raided, with computers and laptops taken for further examination.

The Elshetwi family moved from Tripoli, Libya to Ireland when Ayub was an infant, his 20-year-old sister, Esra was born in Dublin.

According to reports from the The Sunday Times , Esra was very religious and was known to distribute leaflets encouraging people to convert to Islam.

Their father, Naser told reporters that the family were peace-loving and were saddened by the Manchester attacks.

Commenting on his son's arrest, Naser said: "He is a good, very quiet boy.

"He has never left Nuneaton except to go to Libya. He wants to study business at university and become a business chairman.

"He was shocked when he saw the bomb in Manchester. He could not believe a Libyan would do that.”

An image of the Manchester bomber, Salman Abedi moments before he detonated the homemade explosive device that killed 22 people and injured almost 60, has been released.

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In the CCTV photo, released by police on Friday night, the 22-year-old has his left hand tucked in his pocket – hiding the detonator which would trigger his attack.

The image shows the straps of the backpack that contained the nuts and bolts which killed and maimed victims at the Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena.

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