Bomber Salman Abedi was reported to authorities 5 times for extremist views
- Author: Leroy Wright May 26, 2017,
May 26, 2017, 13:59
His name first surfaced in USA media reports on Tuesday, based on briefings given to US officials by their counterparts in London.
The official Twitter account of the Manchester Evening News tweeted to say that online fashion retailer Boohoo.com - which has its head office close to the site of the attack - has donated £100,000 to the campaign.
Police say another attack may be "imminent".
Her only direct comment since the attack has been a social media posting shortly afterwards in which she said she felt "broken" and "so so sorry". Other details also surfaced first because of leaks in Washington.
Attacks in cities including Paris, Nice, Brussels, St Petersburg, Berlin and London have shocked Europeans already anxious over security challenges from mass immigration and pockets of domestic Islamic radicalism. They will replace armed police as Operation Temperer takes effect Wednesday.
"This is until such time as we have assurances that no further unauthorized disclosures will occur", a source, who spoke to Reuters on the condition of anonymity, said.
According to Reuters, the halt in sharing information with the U.S. will remain in place until Britain gets assurances no further leaks will occur. Officials said all those hospitalised had been identified. "The issue is being raised at every relevant level by the British authorities with their USA counterparts". Americans wanted to pounce to quickly stop the plot whereas British authorities were trying to better determine the suspects' capability and wider terror connections, according to two British officials who worked on the case at the time.
Ramadan Abedi, who was detained by a Tripoli counterterrorism force during the interview, said his son Salman had told his family that he was heading on pilgrimage to Mecca.
Akram Ramadan, another member of the city's Libyan community, said Abedi was banned from Didsbury Mosque after he confronted an imam over an anti-Islamic State sermon. "The leaks of sensitive information pose a grave threat to our national security".
Trump has angrily criticized leaks from his government, many of them revealing information that has been embarrassing or politically damaging to him.
Along with pictures of the bomb, the Times also published a diagram of where the bodies of the victims were found.
"The British police have been very clear that they want to control the flow of information in order to protect operational integrity - the element of surprise".
It is unclear the extent to which authorities in the USA and United Kingdom were aware of Salman Abedi before his attack, though the Daily Telegraph reported that officials were warned at least five times about potential danger. And Kelly Brewster, her friends said she died saving a young life, throwing her body on her niece as the bomb exploded.
On Tuesday former Central Intelligence Agency chief John Brennan said that if Trump did indeed leak the information, he would have violated crucial rules on handling intelligence created to protect sources.
"It appears, at least from the press reports, that neither did it go in the proper channels nor did the originating agency have the opportunity to clear language for it", he said.