Manchester bombing: Raids in St Helens, Merseyside, as probe widens

Senior counter-terror officer Mark Rowley said "immense progress" had been made in the investigation, but further arrests were likely.

Ariana Grande plans to hold a benefit concert in Manchester, England, to raise money for victims of the deadly attack on her concert there Monday.

With the new arrest on Friday morning from an inner-city area in Manchester, the number of people arrested reached 10, of which two have been released without charge, police said.

However, the poll also suggested that 41 percent of respondents believe the Conservatives would handle defense and security best, compared to 18 percent who said the same of Labour.

She wrapped up her letter, "They will be on my mind and in my heart every day and I will think of them with everything I do for the rest of my life", signing, "Ari".

Abedi was known to security services because of his radical views.

Meanwhile UK frustration at repeated leaks of sensitive information by USA agencies led to the suspension of co-operation between the police and law enforcement counterparts across the Atlantic.

GMP chief constable Ian Hokins said family liaison officers told families of victims that intelligence had been leaked and published in The New York Times, adding this had caused "much distress".

Speaking before her departure for the summit on Thursday, Mrs May said she would "make clear to president Trump that intelligence which is shared between our law enforcement agencies must remain secure".

Ms May and Mr Trump met European leaders at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation headquarters, where the president delivered a message for other countries to pay their fair share. These leaks have been going on for a long time and my Administration will get to the bottom of this. Abedi was part of a wider net of people being investigated because they are suspected of being a threat to national security, referred to by MI5 as "subjects of interest".

He said he is asking the Justice Department and other agencies to "launch a complete review of this matter".

"This is not fair to the people and taxpayers of the United States".

Britain's home secretary Amber Rudd chaired another Cabinet Office Briefing Room A (Cobra) meeting on Friday.

The US acting ambassador to the UK Lewis Lukens said Washington was "determined" to stop the leaks of information.

Queen Elizabeth II visited the Manchester Royal Infirmary and Children's Hospital, where some of the wounded are being treated.

They included five adults and five children who were in critical care, he added.

Mark Rowley, assistant commissioner of Britain National Police Chiefs Council, said after receiving "fresh assurances", the United Kingdom was now "working closely" its key partners, "including all those in the "Five Eyes" intelligence alliance".

  • Leroy Wright