Manchester terror attack: Police investigating 'network' over concert bombing

Manchester terror attack: Police investigating 'network' over concert bombing

Eight men now remain in United Kingdom custody in relation to Monday's (22 May) attack, which claimed the lives of 22 Ariana Grande concertgoers at the MEN Arena.

Greater Manchester Police confirmed the raid was part of the ongoing investigation into the terror network surrounding Salmen Abedi, the barbaric terrorist who wrought carnage on the heart of Manchester on Monday.

A 33-year-old man held in Wigan, having been detained carrying a suspicious package on Wednesday.

At the same time, the New York Times published photos which it said came from the scene of the bombing. According to a Libyan spokesperson, Abedi's 20-year-old brother Hashim was aware of his plans.

She is the sixth person to be arrested in connection with attack that happened on Monday, moments after USA singer Ariana Grande finished her performance.

Jeremy Corbyn accused of deflecting blame in terror speech
He said that while he respected those who wanted to debate Britain's foreign policy, he could not accept Corbyn's argument. Mrs May said: "The only poll that counts when it comes to elections is the poll that takes place on election day".

As a huge inquiry into the attack continued, the father of perpetrator Salman Abedi claimed his son was innocent, saying: "We don't believe in killing innocents".

But as yet none of those held in the United Kingdom have been charged.

Greater Manchester Chief Constable Ian Hopkins declined to comment on whether police had found the alleged maker of the explosive device, but the BBC reported that security services thought the bomb was too sophisticated for Abedi to have built by himself.

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

He also said that extra officers will be armed and on duty over the weekend in anticipation of the Monday's bank holiday and after authorities raised UK's threat level to critical Tuesday.

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