Ariana Grande returns home to Florida after Manchester bombing
- Author: Leroy Wright May 24, 2017,
May 24, 2017, 22:33
Counter-terrorism agencies have mounted a massive inquiry into the outrage, which was the worst terrorist attack since 52 innocent people were killed in the 7 July bombings in London in 2005. "I will call them from now on losers, because that's what they are".
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May raisedi the country's terror threat level from "severe" to "critical" Tuesday after law enforcement raided the home of the Abedi.
The change in status has led to speculation that that Abedi may not have been acting alone. According to reports, Chief constable Ian Hopkins of Greater Manchester Police headquarters confirmed that the man is being investigated for his purported role in the attack.
Britain's best-selling newspaper The Sun carried pictures Wednesday of eight-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos, who was killed in the attack, and of Abedi under the words "PURE" and "EVIL" respectively.
May called raising the country's terror threat level and deploying soldiers to patrol key sites a "proportionate and sensible response" to the suicide bombing.
She said the soldiers would be under the command of police.
Rudd also expressed her displeasure at USA officials for leaking information on the perpetrator to the media as the investigation was still unfolding.
British Home Secretary Amber Rudd says Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi was known "up to a point" to the British intelligence services and police.
A man photographs a sign in Manchester, Britain.
"It is with enormous sadness that it appears that one of the people who lost their lives in Monday's Manchester attack was one of our students here at Runshaw College", the statement said. "In any case, [his] links with ISIS are proven".
May and police said the bomber died in the attack - something that went unmentioned in Islamic State's claim of responsibility, which gave no name for the attacker and had discrepancies with the events described by British officials. Among the dead was an 8-year-old girl.
Campbell's mother and step-father, Paul Hodgson, told CNN that their daughter, a lover of music and a singer herself, attended the Ariana Grande concert to celebrate a friend's birthday. "@arianagrande I love you".
Olivia Campbell, John Atkinson and Kelly Brewster were also named as victims of the attack.
Saffie, a pupil at Tarleton Community primary school near Preston in Lancashire, was described by her headteacher Chris Upton as "simply a lovely little girl in every aspect of the word". No further details have been released. Officials say 20 of them are being treated for critical injuries.
The bombing took place at the end of the concert, when the audience was streaming toward the city's main train station adjacent to Manchester Arena.
Below is the information that has been made available on the victims of the terror attack.
Cab drivers turned off their meters and offered to drive people from the ill-fated concert to wherever they want to go.
"We're only here to express some positivity and to be here for our community".