More arrests in Manchester attack; UK remains on high alert
- Author: Zachary Reyes May 29, 2017,
May 29, 2017, 13:07
Police said they are working "around-the-clock" with more than 1,000 people involved in the investigation, pursuing more than 1,500 "actions".
Abedi was known to United Kingdom security services, but his risk to the public remained "subject to review", according to reports.
The decision to lower the threat rating from its highest level was made by the country's Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre in light of the arrests made in the Manchester attack investigation, May said.
"Go out and enjoy", Metropolitan Police Commissioner Mark Rowley said.
Rudd also said the British government was making "good progression" with online companies whose tools are used for secure messaging by terrorists, such as Whatsapp.
"The police will be the first to know", he said before Friday afternoon prayers.
A former police chief also called for the reintroduction of internment camps where those suspected capable of carrying out extremist attacks could be detained.
"The fight is moving from the battlefield to the internet", she said.
The station directly links to Manchester Arena, where a British man of Libyan descent exploded a suicide bomb that killed 22 people and wounded scores of others after an Ariana Grande concert.
"It is really important for us all to remember that acts of terrorism and hate crimes are committed by a small minority of people and those people do not represent the public", West Midlands Police said in a statement.
Northern Railway says train services "that would normally run into Manchester Victoria are unable to do so", meaning "significant disruption" for trains in and around Manchester.
Even though Muslims have been part of the U.K.'s demographic landscape for ages, a new report released by Muslim Engagement and Development (MEND) reveals that anti-Muslim hate crimes have risen dramatically in the United Kingdom since 2015.
The ruling Conservatives, who criticised his speech as "crassly timed", have had a relatively low-key campaign today with British Prime Minister Theresa May in Sicily to attend a G7 Summit meeting.
"This special relationship that exists between our two countries will certainly withstand this particular unfortunate event", he said. Eleven other men, aged between 18 and 44, are in custody.
The 23-year-old said in a message on her Instagram account that a date for the concert had not yet been worked out.
Corbyn says many experts including British intelligence professionals see a connection between terrorism and the wars Britain has supported, such as the one in Libya.
On Friday, UK Security Minister Ben Wallace told CNN in Manchester that there are "over 400 investigations now ongoing by the security services and police into terrorist planning or people thinking about terrorist planning". However, Security Minister Ben Wallace said there was no evidence of a specific threat over Britain's holiday weekend, when major events will take place including Saturday's soccer FA Cup final in London, where extra armed officers will be on duty.