UK Police Arrested 8 People as Manchester Terror Attack Probe Continues

Britain's National Counter Terrorism Policing also issued a rare rebuke, saying the leaks undermined the investigation into Monday night's attack in which 22 people were killed.

The report included pictures of the remnants of a backpack and a battery that investigators believed were used by Salman Abedi, the alleged 22-year-old suspect, to carry and detonate an improvised explosive device (IED).

Turkey's government on Wednesday furnished British authorities with a file on Abedi, a senior Turkish official said.

British authorities are hunting for anyone connected to Monday's deadly bombing at an Ariana Grande concert.

There was no official confirmation of the report from British authorities.

Focus reported that Abedi previously flew from Frankfurt to Britain in 2015.

The senior Abedi denied that his son Salman had links to militants, telling the AP in an interview "we don't believe in killing innocents" before being taken into custody in Libya, along with another son, Hashim.

Security has conducted raids and multiple arrests have been made.

Trump's decision came after Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham said on Thursday that police would suspend sharing intelligence information with the United States in the bombing case because of the leaks, according to CNN.

A Government source said: "We are furious".

The relative spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the matter and concerns for her own security.

Police officers stand on duty outside a residential property on Elsmore Road in Fallowfield, Manchester, thought to be the home of Salman Abedi.

Britain's terror threat level has been raised to its highest possible level in response to the bombing, amid fears the suicide bomber acted as part of "a network".

"The alleged leaks coming out of government agencies are deeply troubling", Trump said in a statement released after he arrived in Brussels for a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit, also attended by May.

"I will make clear to President Trump that intelligence which is shared between our law-enforcement agencies must remain secure", May said in a statement.

United Kingdom officials have been angered by a series of leaks to American media outlets since Monday's suicide bombing at Manchester Arena. Crowds gathered at well-known sites including London's Parliament and Trafalgar Squares and Manchester's Albert Square.

Latest numbers released by NHS England show that as of 6am on Thursday: 116 people received NHS inpatient care in relation to the Manchester incident; 75 people have been admitted across eight hospitals including 23 patients who are in critical care.

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