Manchester attack probe: 10 people in detention

Its chief constable, Ian Hopkins, said the leak undermined the investigation and had distressed families "already suffering terribly with their loss".

Investigators are now focussing on the terrorist network they believe the 22-year-old Manchester-born suicide bomber was part of.

US President Donald Trump has said leaks of the investigation into the Manchester Arena attack to American media are "deeply troubling".

"Many experts, including professionals in our intelligence and security services, have pointed to the connections between wars our government has supported or fought in other countries and terrorism here at home", Corbyn will say.

At a summit of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies in Brussels on Thursday, May confronted Trump over the issue, saying shared intelligence "should be kept secure".

Washington's top diplomat Rex Tillerson is due to visit London later on Friday in an expression of solidarity, after Britain reacted furiously to leaks of sensitive details about the investigation to USA media.

Trump said he'd ask his administration to "launch a complete review of this matter and, if appropriate, the culprit should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law".

USA and British intelligence officials have said that the explosive had a level of sophistication that suggested a larger network.

His friend, also of Libyan descent, died after being stabbed by British youths in May past year, the source said on condition of anonymity. "This damage is even greater when it involves unauthorized disclosure of potential evidence in the middle of a major counter terrorism investigation".

In Berlin, former U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel sent a message of solidarity to the Manchester bombing victims.

The pictures published by the New York Times included remains of the bomb and of the rucksack carried by the suicide bomber, and showed blood stains amid the wreckage.

Now police in Manchester have stopped sharing with the US details of their probe into Monday's concert attack that killed 22 people. BBC reported that there was a possibility that Abedi worked as a "pawn" for a greater organisation or network, with the Islamic State claiming the attack a day after it happened.

Abidi's older brother is among those arrested in England.

Meanwhile, it was also reported that Abedi had transited through Istanbul airport ahead of carrying out the attack.

Abedi's father reportedly protested his son's innocence in the hours before his arrest. Meanwhile, his sister believes that Abedi carried out the attack because he wanted revenge for U.S. air strikes on Syria.

"He saw the explosives America drops on children in Syria, and he wanted revenge", she said.

"Her Majesty meets Evie Mills, aged 14, from Harrogate, her mum, Karen and dad, Craig at the hospital in Manchester", the Royal Family tweeted with a photo.

"It's awful. Very wicked, to target that sort of thing", the 91-year-old monarch told 14-year-old Evie Mills and her parents. They will likely discuss a range of issues that include foreign policy; future action on terrorism; the UK's upcoming general election on June 8; and the improvement of trade ties as the United Kingdom looks to strengthen its hand in its Brexit withdrawal negotiations.

  • Leroy Wright