UK police say potentially suspicious items found in Manchester hunt

  • UK police say potentially suspicious items found in Manchester hunt

UK police say potentially suspicious items found in Manchester hunt

Eight people remained in custody in connection with Monday's attack, in which Abedi targeted music fans at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena, killing 22 and injuring dozens.

Hopkins, the Manchester police chief, said the leaks had "caused much distress for families that are already suffering terribly with their loss".

In an indication of the level of counter-terrorism activity, a senior Whitehall source revealed that 18 plots had been foiled since 2013 in Britain, including five in just nine weeks since the Westminster attack in March this year.

"We have made an arrest in Wigan this afternoon in connection with the investigation into the horrific incident at Manchester Arena", a spokeswoman for Greater Manchester Police said.

Relatives of the British-born bomber are being interrogated by authorities in Tripoli, where his father Ramadan and teenage brother Hashim were arrested on Wednesday.

Some residents reported seeing a bomb disposal unit on the scene. Police closed off a number of roads around the Castlefield campus on Linby Street in Hulmebecause of a suspicious package. Hopkins said it was too early to say whether the incident was linked to the attack but urged the public to be vigilant.

Police said they found "potentially suspicious items" at the raided house. There had been consternation over leaks of key evidence.

British officials are particularly angry that photos detailing evidence about the bomb were published in The New York Times, although it's not clear that the paper obtained the photos from USA officials.

Trump on Thursday pledged to "get to the bottom" of leaks of sensitive information, calling the leaks "deeply troubling".

May said the national threat level from terrorism remains at critical - the highest level, meaning that another attack may be imminent.

On Wednesday, there was a series of raids in Manchester, Wigan and Nuneaton, Warwickshire. In addition to the 22 people who died, 64 were injured. This media house does not correct any spelling or grammatical error within press releases and commentaries. A 23-year-old man - named in reports as Abedi's older brother, Ismail - was detained in Chorlton, south Manchester, on Tuesday. The views expressed therein are not necessarily those of stlucianewsonline.com, its sponsors or advertisers.