The trial of the man accused of murdering 22 people in the Manchester Arena bomb attack has been adjourned on the second day, after the defendant fell ill.
Hashem Abedi, whose brother Salman blew himself up during an Ariana Grande concert on 22 May 2017, said he was feeling unwell when he arrived at the Old Bailey on Wednesday morning.
The judge allowed the prosecution to continue opening the case against him but decided to adjourn the hearing at the mid-morning break when Abedi's condition failed to improve.
Jurors were sent home for the day and told to return on Thursday morning when it was hoped the trial would continue.
Before the adjournment, jurors were told how Abedi had approached friends and relatives to help him purchase chemicals to allegedly build the improvised explosive device.
Abedi is accused of "encouraging and assisting" his older brother in preparing the Manchester Arena attack and "sharing his goal to kill and maim as many people as possible".
The jury was told how the 22-year-old allegedly asked a number of people to purchase large quantities of concentrated sulphuric acid, telling them it was to repair a broken generator or fix a car.
Duncan Penny QC, prosecuting, said on one occasion his attempts to get a friend to buy acid was thwarted when the boy's father warned him the chemical could be used to build explosives.
In March 2017, Abedi was successful in purchasing five litres of concentrated sulphuric acid, using the Amazon account of a friend, the court heard.
Around the same time he turned to another friend asking him to place an order for £76 worth of the chemical, telling him he was "skint" so could not buy it himself.
But the order was declined due to a lack of funds, prompting the friend to seek his father's assistance in the matter.
Mr Penny said the boy's father had refused to help, telling him that acid could be used in the manufacture of explosives.
The QC added: “He ignored further calls which were made to him by the defendant over the coming days."
Days later, Abedi was in contact with another teenager, who then searched the internet for “sulfuric acid” (sic) at a cost of £69.36, jurors were told.
Two days later, another Amazon account,belonging to Hashem’s friend, was used to order 10 litres of sulphuric acid.
The prosecution alleges that Abedi's efforts to obtain and stockpile chemicals and materials to make the bomb, making him “just as guilty".
The defendant, now 22, originally from Manchester, denies the murder of 22 men, women and children aged between eight and 51.
He also denies attempted murder and conspiring with his brother to cause explosions.
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