Ariana Grande's Star-Studded Manchester Benefit Concert Set 2 Weeks After Attack
- Author: Salvatore Jensen May 28, 2017,
May 28, 2017, 6:04
- A 23-year-old man is arrested by masked police in the Chorlton area of south Manchester near where Abedi is believed to have lived. British police are irritated that information shared with US officials has leaked to USA media, which reported Abedi's name before police confirmed it.
"Our priorities are to understand the run up to this awful event and understand if more people were involved in plotting this attack", the statement read.
As of Thursday, the identity of the officials who leaked the information remains unknown but at a press conference, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his country would continue to share intelligence despite the leaks.
Police arrested two more people and were on Thursday searching a new site in Manchester suspected of links to the bombing that killed 22 people at a pop concert, as British authorities complained bitterly about investigation leaks by USA officials.
Greater Manchester Police officials hope to resume normal intelligence relationships with the USA soon, the report added, but they are now "furious" about recent leaks - suspected to have been made by American law enforcement.
Police issued a strongly worded statement late on Wednesday after the New York Times published photographs of the crime scene where a suicide bomber killed 22 people at a concert.
Britain's National Counter Terrorism Policing said the U.S. leaks undermined trust between the two countries' intelligence and law enforcement agencies. A German security official told the Post that Abedi was in Düsseldorf just four days before Monday's attack, on his way back to Britain from Turkey. "Eight men remain in custody for questioning", the police tweet said.
The popular performer released a lengthy statement via Twitter Friday, which said she intends to return for a show in Manchester.
The investigation into the Manchester Arena atrocity has continued apace as security agencies swooped on the suicide bomber's suspected "network". At least 59 people were injured during the act of terror, in addition to the deaths.