Eight arrested till now in Manchester bombing

Elias Hubbard
May 27, 2017

The developments followed a fraught day in which Greater Manchester Police severed intelligence-sharing ties with the USA due to evidence being repeatedly passed to journalists without permission. The official added that they were pleased that the president was taking the matter seriously and that U.S.is Britain's "closest and most trusted partner".

Ms Rudd told BBC1's Question Time: "During this period of "critical", which we hope will only last for a few days - it could be longer, it will depend on the operation - we've pulled out additional support from the Army so we can go about our normal life".

United States pop star Ariana Grande said on Friday (May 26) that she will hold a benefit concert in Manchester for the victims of Monday's suicide bombing at her show in the English city.

A man in Nuneaton, Warwickshire has been arrested by the British Police in connection with the Manchester Arena terror attack in which 22 people were killed and several others injured. Born in Manchester to Libyan parents, Abedi had recently returned from Libya, said interior minister.

Prime Minister Theresa May will leave the Group of Seven gathering in Sicily a day early to return to the United Kingdom as the country races to prevent further terrorist attacks from the network behind the Manchester suicide bombing.

But British ministers and security chiefs have been dismayed by leaks in the US media which made public details about the British investigation.

"This damage is even greater when it involves unauthorised disclosure of potential evidence in the middle of a major counter-terrorism investigation", a National Counter Terrorism Policing spokesman said in a statement.

The New York Times has defended its decision to publish crime scene photographs of the Manchester bombing, saying that the "images and information presented were neither graphic nor disrespectful of victims".

"I have been thinking of my fans, and of you all, non stop over the past week".

The Financial Times reported that such images are available across a restricted-access encrypted special worldwide database used by government ordnance and explosives experts in about 20 countries allied with Britain.

The British government is investigating the source of the leaks.

Monday night's attack at Manchester Arena killed 22 people and injured 119.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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