Ariana Grande to perform benefit concert in Manchester

"We are furious. This is completely unacceptable", a government ministry source said.

The suspect, a 22-year-old British-born national of Libyan descent name Salman Abedi, lived less than four miles from the arena.

Mr Hopkins said the leaked photographs and information published by the New York Times had caused "much distress for families that are already suffering terribly with their loss".

"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, so it is irritating if it gets released from other sources, and I have been very clear with our friends that should not happen again", UK Interior Minister Amber Rudd said.

The decision to stop sharing police information with U.S. agencies was an extraordinary step as Britain sees the United States as its closest ally on security and intelligence.

Normally, Britain and America sustain a two-way flow of information on terror investigations.

Manchester's police chief said on Wednesday Abedi was part of a network, and media have reported that authorities suspect he received help making the bomb and planning the attack. "Our coverage of Monday's horrific attack has been both comprehensive and responsible".

Ms. Grande said she planned to return to Manchester following the deadly attack to spend time with her fans and to "have a benefit concert in honour of and to raise money for the victims and their family".

Ariana Grande has put her Dangerous Woman tour on hold following the suicide bomb attack outside her concert at Manchester Arena on Monday.

"Oh ok great, well we're just going to rise up higher and going to be a little louder so you realise you didn't scare us away", Anastasia said during an appearance on TV show This Morning on Wednesday.

However, A woman arrested in the Blackley area of Manchester was released without charge.

Speaking ahead of her departure for a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May said she would "make clear to President (Donald) Trump that intelligence which is shared between our law enforcement agencies must remain secure".

Donald Trump has issued a warning shot to those leaking information in the USA following a series of high-profile revelations. The victims ranged from an eight-year-old schoolgirl to parents who had come to pick up their children.

The elder Abedi told the Associated Press by telephone from the Libyan capital of Tripoli: "We don't believe in killing innocents".

Mrs May said soldiers were being placed at Buckingham Palace, Downing Street, embassies and the Palace of Westminster to support armed police in protecting the public.

"We will never be able to understand why events like this take place because it is not in our nature, which is why she shouldn't recoil", Grande said in her online statement.

  • Julie Sanders