UK Stops Sharing Intel About Manchester Attack With US After Leaks

It added that Manchester police are now "furious" about leaks that shared information about the crime scene and the bomber's name.

Britain came to a standstill on Thursday as the nation held a minute's silence for the 22 victims of a terror attack at a pop concert in Manchester.

Under the plan, armed troops will be deployed to guard "key locations" such as Buckingham Palace, Downing Street, the Palace of Westminster and embassies, Scotland Yard said. Police are rushing to uncover the network thought to have helped Abedi in the attack.

The younger brother and father of suicide bomber who killed 22 people at a concert in Manchester have been arrested in Tripoli on suspicion of links with Isis.

Police arrested two more people and were on Thursday searching a new site in Manchester suspected of links to the bombing that killed 22 people at a pop concert, as British authorities complained bitterly about investigation leaks by USA officials.

If confirmed, the halt to the sharing investigative details with Britain's most important defense and security ally would underscore the level of anger in Britain at leaks to the USA media of details about the police investigation.

A soldier and a police officer stand in Downing Street in London, Britain, May 25, 2017. "This damage is even greater when it involves unauthorized disclosure of potential evidence in the middle of a major counter terrorism investigation".

The Manchester attack has caused revulsion across the world because it targeted children and teenagers, who make up the bulk of Grande's fan base. Images from the attack appeared in The New York Times just hours later, which was the final straw for British authorities.

A photo published by the BBC reportedly of Manchester bomber Salman Abedi.

After Trump defended his decision to discuss intelligence with the Russians during a White House meeting, Prime Minister Theresa May said last week that Britain would continue to share intelligence with the US.

  • Julie Sanders