'RIP my darling': Parents confirm daughter's death in Manchester attack

Suicide bomber Abedi was born in Britain to a Libyan family, grew up in Manchester's southern suburbs and once attended Salford University there.

The highest priority for police, said Greater Manchester Chief Constable Ian Hopkins, was to "establish whether [Abedi] was acting alone or as part of a network".

Officials have released no details about the 23-year-old man arrested Tuesday or the others arrested Wednesday.

Jason wrote: "I didn't do [the video] to be reported by the papers and for some people to suggest some quite horrid things..." Another 59 were injured.

Ivan Lewis, a Member of Parliament for the town of Bury, said on Twitter, "My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of John Atkinson".

Olivia Campbell, from Bury, Greater Manchester, and eight-year-old Saffie Roussos and teenager Georgina Callander, were among the first of the terrorist's victims to be named.

The horror of terrorist attacks like the Manchester bombing Monday evening are obvious to anyone with a conscience, but we should also not overlook the small acts of heroism and compassion that arise from our darkest hours.

Grande, who was not injured in the blast, tweeted after the attack, "broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words".

British soldiers enter a Ministry of Defence building near to New Scotland Yard.

It is the first time the most serious rating has been reached for almost a decade.

"It is a possibility we can not ignore that there is a wider group of individuals linked to this attack".

Wednesday's eagerly anticipated match against Amsterdam's Ajax will now take place amid a mood of sombre reflection.

Ramadan Abedi said he served as a security officer during Muammar Qaddafi's rule before being accused by the regime of links to extremist groups, accusations he strongly denies. "And the operational response I have just outlined is a proportionate and sensible response to the threat that our security experts judge we face", said May. "The Secretary of State has approved this request and Operation Temperer is now in force".

An investigator in protective forensic gear was photographed carrying a booklet titled "Know Your Chemicals!" out of a Manchester address linked to Abedi as officials executed search warrants on two properties in the area to determine how the bomb was assembled and whether he had any help.

The worst terrorist attack on British soil in over a decade was carried out by a 22-year-old United Kingdom citizen of Libyan descent who lived just a short drive from the concert hall that he transformed in an instant from a scene of youthful merriment into a tableau of horror.

  • Zachary Reyes