A VICTIM of the Manchester Arena terrorist attack had previously survived the Warrington bombing, a court has heard.

Hashem Abedi – the younger brother of arena bomber Salman Abedi – is currently standing trial accused of 22 counts of murder, attempted murder and conspiracy to cause explosions.

A jury sitting at the Old Bailey today, Tuesday, heard a grim tally of the number of people injured when the 22-year-old detonated a homemade device after an Ariana Grande concert in May 2017, killing 22 people.

They included an unnamed 50-year-old woman who was a survivor of the IRA bombing on Bridge Street in the town centre in 1993.

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The aftermath of the Warrington bombing

She was with a friend in the foyer of the Manchester Arena, waiting to collect their daughters, when she suffered life-threatening injuries in the blast – including burns and shrapnel wounds.

In total, 264 victims were physically injured – with 28 suffering life-threatening or life-changing injuries.

Meanwhile a separate victim, Donna Currie sustained several fractures to both of her legs at the hands of Abedi.

The 51-year-old had previously suffered shrapnel wounds and ‘extensive psychological trauma’ in the IRA attacks on Manchester in 1996.

Meanwhile, a 10-year-old girl was left with two broken legs as well as shrapnel injuries to her stomach and chest.

The trial continues.