We've got hold of large part of terror network after Manchester attack
- Author: Leroy Wright May 28, 2017,
May 28, 2017, 0:02
"Due to the tragic events in Manchester, the "Dangerous Woman" tour with Ariana Grande has been suspended until we can further assess the situation and pay our proper respects to those lost", a statement from her management at Universal Music said. Deputy chief constable Ian Pilling said the announcement of raising the threat level to its highest will provide the force with additional resources to conduct their investigations.
A friend of the Abedi family said Salman and his brother Hashem had changed after another youth - an 18-year-old Manchester resident also of Libyan descent - was killed in the northern British city a year ago.
Hopkins did not elaborate on the material that has been found so far.
According to the Guardian, Prime Minister Theresa May will confront US President Donald Trump over the stream of leaks of crucial intelligence when the pair meet Thursday at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit meeting in Brussels.
Brit officials were stunned when photos appearing to show debris from the attack at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena were leaked to The New York Times yesterday. British security authorities have acknowledged that they were aware of Abedi but said that he was not considered a major terrorism risk. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the information hadn't been cleared for public release.
A European security official told the Associated Press that "having a US leak when the situation has developed in the U.K.is nothing new".
Trump had called the leaks "deeply troubling".
The New York Times did not say where it got the photos. "We have strict guidelines on how and in what ways we cover sensitive stories".
Greater Manchester Police has asked people to remain vigilant and report anything suspicious to the Anti-Terrorist Helpline.
Britain's National Police Chiefs' Council warned Wednesday that leaks of potential evidence "undermine our investigations".
"The public should remain vigilant", May said, speaking after a meeting of the government's crisis committee.
In Manchester's St. Ann's Square, a sea of floral tributes grew by the hour, and a crowd sang the hometown band Oasis' song Don't Look Back in Anger.
Queen Elizabeth II arrived Thursday morning at the Manchester Royal Infirmary and Children's Hospital, where some of the wounded from Monday's bombing are being treated. "Very wicked, to target that sort of thing".
She also chatted and shook hands with hospital staff, and told the father of another injured teenager at the hospital: "It's not something you expect at all". Children and their caregivers were killed in the blast.
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.
The fact that this was a suicide bombing was again reported in US media before Greater Manchester Police or Downing Street had confirmed it. At another property, a house a 10-minute walk from where Abedi lived, neighbours said they were awakened by a loud noise and saw a man hauled away in handcuffs. They were arrested "after police executed warrants in South Manchester", the Greater Manchester Police department says. The anti-terror force said the father had not been charged, but was taken in for questioning. "Completely normal. What his brother did has nothing to do with him and does not reflect the Libyan community".
Officers are also understood to have returned to the other address, also in Moss Side, were the male suspect was arrested.
He reportedly was in contact with family members just before the attack.