Police 'stop sharing Manchester bomb intelligence' after series of leaks

Meanwhile, Ramadan Abedi, who is in Tripoli, Libya, denied his son was linked to militants or the bombing.

Not all of the victims have yet been named, however eight-year-old Saffie Roussos and 15-year-old Olivia Campbell are among those who lost their lives.

But in the USA, politicians were openly briefing the media on what they had been told about Abedi and his "cell of Isis-inspired terrorists".

Soldiers are now placed at key locations and events to protect the public and provide assistance to police.

A Libyan security spokesman told the Associated Press on Wednesday that the father of the Manchester bomber has also been arrested in Tripoli. Armed police were also seen on patrol outside St. Paul's Cathedral in London, another popular tourist spot. "We are sure our fans will understand this decision", the team said, adding that the parade would have diverted police from the bombing investigation.

The suspected bomber has been identified as 22-year-old Salman Abedi, born in Manchester to Libyan parents who fled the regime of slain dictator Moamer Kadhafi. Neighbors recalled him as a tall, thin young man who often wore traditional Islamic dress and did not talk much.

Manchester police arrested a man early Wednesday at a house just a 10-minute walk from Abedi's home.

One of the men was detained following searches of an address in the Withington area of the city, while another was arrested in a part of Greater Manchester that was not disclosed.

British Prime Minister Theresa May called the attack "callous" and "cowardly". They returned to Libya in 2011 after Gadhafi' regime collapsed.

The United Kingdom's domestic security service escalated the national terror threat level Tuesday from severe to critical.

Multiple U.S. officials with knowledge of his travel say he had previously been in Libya and may also have traveled to Syria.

Chelsea soccer club said it had cancelled a victory parade that had been scheduled to take place on Sunday to celebrate its Premier League title.

The senior British government official said May would say that she believes "we must redouble our resolve to meet the threats to our shared society whether from terrorism or Russia".

The BBC reported that her husband is critically ill and her two children injured.

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