New arrest in 'full tilt' Manchester attack investigation

Pauline Gross
May 29, 2017

Stay on top of breaking news stories with the ABC11 News AppPolice made two more arrests in Manchester on Saturday on suspicion of terrorism offenses, bringing the number of suspects in custody to 11.

MANCHESTER, England (AP) - KISS has canceled its show at the arena where deadly terrorist attacks occurred at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, earlier this week.

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The government is facing criticism after acknowledging that Abedi was on security services' radar, but wasn't a major focus of investigation.

In an interview with the BBC on Sunday, Rudd acknowledged some members of Abedi's network could still be free.

Political campaigning for the June 8 national election which was suspended after the Manchester attack resumed on Friday with the bombing becoming a central feature.

They have made an appeal to the public for information about the bomber's movements since 18 May, when he returned to the United Kingdom from Libya.

Mark Rowley said "immense" progress had been made in the investigation into Salman Abedi, who killed 22 people, seven of them children, at a pop concert in Manchester on Monday. In addition, Manchester bomber Salman Abedi's father and younger brother are in detention in Libya.

"The intelligence services are still collecting information about (Abedi) and about the people around him", Rudd said.

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Grande tweeted after the bombing she was "broken" by the attack by British-born Salman Abedi that was claimed by Islamic State. Grande, whose fan base is dominated by girls and young women, said she had seen a "beautiful, diverse, pure, happy crowd".

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Arsenal fan Liz Johnson said she was "sad after what happened in Manchester". "This will not change that", she adds. Some 75 people were still being treated in hospital, including 23 in critical condition, medical officials said.

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The two leaders met in Belgium on Thursday, ahead of a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels. According to the AP, Macron noted that the handshake was a "moment of truth" and "it wasn't innocent".

The attack, which has been claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group, targeted young fans at the end of a concert by USA teen pop idol Ariana Grande. Trump said on Twitter after the meeting he is "more determined than ever to pursue PEACE in our world".

The family of one victim, 18-year-old Georgina Callander, said her life had been cut short by "evil, evil men prepared to ruin lives and destroy families".

In the wake of the tragedy, Ariana confirmed on Friday that she will to the United Kingdom city to give a concert to raise money for the victims' families, and to visit with survivors and fans.

American singer Ariana Grande says she will return to Manchester for a benefit concert to raise money for attack victims and their families.

"We can't directly link these to the events of Monday night and are continuing to monitor the situation", he said. "There is [sic] armed police and dogs surrounding the area".

"We need to understand the whole network and how they acquired and built the bomb that exploded on Monday night".

"Our priorities are to understand the run up to this awful event and to understand if more people were involved in planning this attack".

Manchester Islamic Centre board of trustees director Mohammad el-Khayat used a sermon before Friday afternoon prayers to strongly condemn the attack at the Manchester Arena that killed 22 people.

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