Ariana Grande has suspended her world tour following the Manchester terror attack
- Author: Larry Hoffman May 29, 2017,
May 29, 2017, 19:07
"Furious" British officials scolded their US counterparts on Wednesday following repeated leaks of shared material about the investigation into the deadly Manchester terror attack.
The 23-year-old singer has vowed to return to the city where 22 of her fans were killed and over 50 injured following a terrorist attack at her concert last week and plans are reportedly in place to stage the concert early next month.
He has also expressed concern about what he said were Islamophobic acts in the area and elsewhere.
Some British officials have suggested that US officials are leaking sensitive information to American media outlets about the investigation into the Manchester attack.
Images obtained by The New York Times newspaper showed a detonator that bomber Salman Abedi was said to have carried in his left hand, shrapnel including nuts and screws, and the shredded remains of a blue backpack. It said the database was built around a longstanding U.S.
A government source told the Guardian newspaper, "Protests have been lodged at every relevant level between the British authorities and our USA counterparts". Protests have been lodged at every relevant level between the British authorities and our USA counterparts.
Abedi's father, Ramadan Abedi, and brother, Hashim, are the two arrests in Libya.
Soldiers and bomb disposal experts rushed to a street in the south of the city after a call to police, but it turned out to be a false alarm.
Manchester/London: British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday she would tell US President Donald Trump that intelligence shared between their two countries had to remain secure after leaks to US media about the Manchester attack.
"He went to Libya three weeks ago and came back recently, like days ago", a former classmate told The Times.
"However, it is important that we continue with these searches", Hopkins said. Once information is gathered, it is given to the National Counter Terrorism Security Office. "When the trust is breached it undermines these relationships, and undermines our investigations and the confidence of victims, witnesses and their family", the statement said. But he said there were still "gaps in our understanding" of the plot, as investigators probed Abedi's potential links to jihadis in Britain, Europe, Libya and the Middle East.
However, on Tuesday afternoon, the AP reported that the tour was still on.
The first arrest made in Britain on Tuesday was reported by British and U.S. media to be Abedi's older brother.
Meanwhile, President Trump and the acting US ambassador to the U.K have both pledged that the source of the leaks will be identified - and, "if appropriate ... prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law", Trump says. "They've asked all of us to better protect the information that we have so as not to impede their investigation".
"The alleged leaks coming out of government agencies are deeply troubling", Trump said in the statement.