Eighth person arrested in connection with deadly Manchester terror attack

Manchester police would not comment on information-sharing, but said at a news conference that the families of attack victims were distressed by leaks.

Hopkins did not elaborate on the material that has been found so far.

At the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels, Theresa May confronted Donald Trump with her concerns about security lapses that allowed crucial evidence to be handed to U.S. journalists by his officials. She said she plans to "make clear to President Trump that intelligence that is shared between our law enforcement agencies must remain secure".

Early Thursday, police said they conducted a controlled explosion in the south of Manchester where they were carrying out searches in the Moss Side area connected to the attack.

Authorities were investigating whether Abedi had possible contacts with extremists in Germany, including during a 2015 visit to Frankfurt, the official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity.

Johnson played down any lasting rift between British and American intelligence authorities, praising the "vital importance" of work between USA and British authorities, including intelligence sharing.

The president has complained bitterly about leaks that have revealed private communications with other foreign leaders and contacts that his first national-security adviser, Michael Flynn, had with the Russian ambassador.

During the trial, jurors heard he played a key role in setting up the journey to Syria for Gray, Abdallah's own brother Mohammed and two more men. "We have strict guidelines on how and in what ways we cover sensitive stories".

Britain's politicians resume campaigning in earnest on Friday with national security thrust into the spotlight as police scramble to bust a Libya-linked jihadist network thought to be behind the Manchester terror attack.

British police briefly suspended intelligence sharing with the United States on Thursday after private details of their investigation repeatedly appeared in American media.

British officers said the leaks had caused "distress and upset" to the victims' families. "This damage is even greater when it involves unauthorized disclosure of potential evidence in the middle of a major counter terrorism investigation".

This is because Prime Minister Theresa May raised the terror threat level to "critical", meaning there are fears another attack could be imminent.

Crowds gathered at well-known sites in the United Kingdom, including London's Parliament and Trafalgar Squares, and Manchester's Albert Square.

In one of the more touching moments, a crowd in Manchester then joined a woman singing the Oasis song "Don't Look Back in Anger".

Queen Elizabeth visited the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, where some of the casualties have been treated, and was filmed chatting with a girl lying injured on a ward. They include and 18-year-old man and three men in their twenties.

"They wouldn't let you share bread with them", she said Abedi told her.

In addition to those killed, 116 people received medical treatment at local hospitals for wounds from the blast. The newspaper published images of a £75-a-night Manchester city centre flat, where it said Abedi built his explosive device.

But Manchester United fans stood together in defiant mood as their team's triumph in European football's Europa League final brought some much-needed smiles to a city still in pain.

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It said that there was "disbelief and astonishment across the British government" about the leaks to US media, which they felt could compromise the investigation.

Mohammed Fadl, a community leader, rejected that account.

Police said eight men remain in custody following the attack Monday night.

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