Some musicians postpone concerts after Manchester blast
- Author: Zachary Reyes May 25, 2017,
May 25, 2017, 4:35
Her mother, Charlotte Campbell, who had been appealing online for news of Olivia, wrote in a Facebook posting early Wednesday: "RIP my darling precious gorgeous girl Olivia Campbell taken far far too soon, go sing with the angels and keep smiling mummy loves you so much". She was a very elegant person and absolutely adored my son Jayden and my child I'm expecting now.
Howe's stepson Jordan Howe confirmed her death on Facebook, writing: "They took a caring lovely mum and step mother away from us all she was unbelievable to us all x love you loads Alison Howe xx".
MI5 agents and anti-terror police are now racing against the clock to uncover Abedi's links to any possible terror cell after the blast killed 22 people, many children, and wounded 59 others after the Ariana Grande concert on Monday night United Kingdom time. She said Abedi had been known to security services before the bombing.
Officials are examining Abedi's trips to Libya and Syria as they piece together his allegiances and try to foil any new potential threats.
Greater Manchester Police said they carried out raids in the south of the city on Wednesday as they continued to investigate the atrocity.
His 22 victims included an eight-year-old girl, several teenage girls, a 28-year-old man and a Polish couple who had come to collect their daughters.
Troops will fan out at sites such as Buckingham Palace, Westminster and foreign embassies in London to free up armed police for anti-terror duties. The traditional ceremony at the palace is a major tourist attraction in London. But police say they're still working to determine whether Abedi may had help in planning the bombing.
Police on Tuesday raided Abedi's house in Manchester, using a controlled explosion to blast down the door.
Early Wednesday, Manchester police arrested a man at a house just a 10-minute walk from Abedi's home.
The first victim to be named following the attack was 18-year-old Georgina Callander, who was pictured with Ariana Grande two years ago.
Officials are probing how often Abedi had travelled to Libya, which has seen an eruption of armed Islamist groups since dictator Moammar Gadhafi was overthrown and killed in 2011.
French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said British investigators had told French authorities Abedi had probably traveled to Syria as well.
Collomb told French television the suspect "grew up in Britain and then suddenly, after a trip to Libya and then likely to Syria, became radicalised and made a decision to carry out this attack". "My daughter Phoebe will be absolutely devastated like we all are", he said, according to media reports".
British officials have not commented on whether Abedi had links to IS or other extremist groups.
Britons woke up with the threat level raised to "critical", suggesting another attack remains highly likely and could be imminent.