Abedi was inventoried as living at Elsmore Road in the city as recently as last year – where control raided a downstairs red-bricked semi-detached property on Tuesday as they hunted those brainstorm to be behind the blast.
Neighbours recalled an abrasive, tall, skinny pubescent man who was little known in the neighbourhood, and often seen in traditional Islamic clothing.
It was unclear whether he lived alone at the address, where a flag – possibly Palestinian – was occasionally seen losing from an upstairs window.
Neighbours said the young man had many visitants, one man dropping by regularly to pick him up in a Toyota Yaris.
Abedi is thought to be subjected to been of Libyan origin and born in Manchester.