More arrests in Manchester attack; UK remains on high alert


The 23-year-old man was arrested in Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex, "on suspicion on offences contrary to the terrorism act", Greater Manchester Police said on Twitter.

A picture released by British authorities of Salman Abedi, the suspect behind a suicide bombing that ripped into young fans at an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena on May 22, 2017.

Police have made their 14th arrest in connection with the Manchester bombing following a raid on Sunday (28 May). BBC Newsnight reported that when Abedi was 16 he fought against the Colonel Gaddafi regime with his father during the school holidays.

British police now have 12 suspects in custody - including Abedi's elder brother Ismail - and have searched properties across the northwest England city. Police say that 1,000 people are working on the investigation, trying to track down bomber Salman Abedi's accomplices and piece together his movements in the days before the attack.

- Another man, 22, is arrested in the town of Nuneaton in central England, widening the British police probe beyond areas in and around Manchester.

The hunt is still on for suspects in the Manchester bombing, and members of attacker Salman Abedi's netw.

"Until the operation is complete, we can't be entirely sure that it is closed", Rudd said. The straps of a knapsack are visible on his shoulders.

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Police have issued a photograph of Abedi, a 22-year-old Briton born to Libyan parents, taken on Monday night local time before he blew himself up and said they believed he had assembled his bomb in an apartment in the city centre.

Francis led thousands of people in St. Peter's Square in prayer Sunday, saying he was "close to the relatives and all those who are weeping for the dead".

Britain has downgraded its security level from its highest level, but it still remains at "severe", meaning an attack is highly likely. I want to stress that this is a different item than the one he used in the attack.

The domestic security service is said to be investigating whether any glaring errors were made in the handling of intelligence concerning Abedi before he launched the attack last Monday night.

The murderer had been a former "subject of interest" to MI5, but Ms Rudd said: "The intelligence services are still collecting information about him and about the people around him".

"It is right that MI5 take a look to find out what the facts are", she said, adding: "We shouldn't rush to make any conclusions at this stage".

The family of Georgina Bethany Callander, an 18-year-old killed in the bombing, released a tribute late Saturday in which they called on the government to "open its eyes" to prevent further tragedy.