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Mohamed Abrini ‘ confessed being man in the hat’

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Mohamed Abrini, the last identified suspect of the Paris attacks on 13 November, and “man in the hat”who was spotted alongside two suicide bombers who blew themselves up at Brussels airport has confessed that he was at the scene of the 22 March suicide bombings.

The statement on Saturday evening said. “After being confronted with the results of the different expert examinations, he confessed his presence at the crime scene.”

The statement added. “He said that he threw away his jacket in a rubbish bin and sold his hat after the attack.”

Earlier the investigators said. Abrini’s fingerprints and DNA were found in two “safe houses” in Brussels, as well as in a car used during the Paris attacks.

The other suspects charged on Saturday were identified as Osama K, Herve BN, and Bilal EM.

They are all accused of “participating in terrorist acts” linked to the Brussels bombings and the other two people who were arrested on Friday have been released.

Abrini has been charged with “terrorist murders” and participating in a terror group in relation to the Paris terror attacks last November.

However, it was not immediately clear if Abrini’s alleged confession meant he would face further charges.

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