Thursday, 26 April, 2018

Manchester police arrest man, 25, in bomb probe

Sammy Stanley | 30 May, 2017, 03:49

Seven children were among those who died when Abedi detonated a bomb on 22 May at the end of a concert by United States singer Ariana Grande at Manchester Arena.

A 23-year-old was held in the small seaside town on suspicion of terror offences in the early hours of Monday morning, GMP said.

A further arrest was made in the investigation into the Manchester bombing on Monday, authorities said, with the detention of a 23-year-old suspect from an address in Shoreham-by-Sea. Two of those people have been released without charge.

Britain's MI5 is to hold an inquiry into how it dealt with public warnings that the Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi posed a potential threat, the BBC reported on Monday.

In addition, police raided a property in a southern Manchester suburb as they step up their The attack, Britain's worst in more than a decade, was carried out by British-born terrorist Salman Abedi, who detonated a powerful bomb at the exit of an Ariane Grande concert.

She added: "There's a lot of information coming out about what happened, how this occurred, what people might or might not have known".

Rudd's comments follow media reports over the weekend that the agency was alerted to Abedi's extremist views before he blew himself up. "We have seen the Germans have proposed perhaps a fine; we are not sure whether that is going to work, but there are range of pressures we can put on to some of these companies", Wallace told BBC Television.

Police have released a new CCTV image of Salman Abedi featuring the Manchester bomber pulling a large blue suitcase on the day of the attack.

Golf legend Tiger Woods arrested in Florida
Woods said in a blog post published Wednesday that "it was instant nerve relief". "I am concentrating on short-term goals". Woods hasn't won a major since 2008, when he won the US Open in sudden death over Rocco Mediate.

When he was 16 years old, Abedi reportedly travelled during school holidays to fight with his father against the Qaddafi regime in Libya.

British officials confirmed that Abedi recently returned from Libya on May 18, and that police were seeking more information about his movements upon his return.

None of the men arrested have been charged with a crime yet and police have up to 14 days in which to do so under special anti-terrorism laws.

The UK threat level has been reduced from critical to severe and soldiers deployed to support the police will be gradually withdrawn from Monday night.

From 2009 to 2016, the number of police officers fell by nearly 20,000, or around 14 percent, according to the independent Institute for Fiscal Studies think tank.

Prime Minister Theresa May made the announcement after leading a meeting of the government's emergency committee Cobra.

Authorities are now handling 500 terror-related investigations into 3,000 individuals, with another 20,000 people on the radar posing a "residual risk".


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