Police arrest 19-year-old over Manchester attack

In total 15 people have been arrested in Greater Manchester, Warwickshire and Merseyside - but a woman and a 16-year-old boy were later released without charge.

British police arrested a 19-year-old man on Sunday in connection with the Manchester suicide bombing that killed 22 people.

Twelve people are now being held in custody after the atrocity at Manchester Arena left 22 dead. A further 64 were injured.

Greater Manchester Police said the man was arrested in Shoreham-by-Sea on suspicion of terrorism offenses and an address there was being searched.

Abedi detonated a bomb minutes after an Ariana Grande concert ended last Monday night.

MI5 is to hold an inquiry into the way it dealt with warnings from the public that the Manchester suicide bomber, Salman Abedi, was a potential threat.

The latest operation came just hours after the Home Secretary warned that members of bomber Salman Abedi's terror network could still be at large.

"Until the operation is complete, we can't be entirely sure that it is closed", she said.

They also have published CCTV images of Abedi on the night of the attack, which show him wearing a hat, glasses, and a dark top.

Three people were arrested - and quickly de-arrested - during the afternoon's operation at Quantock Street, Moss Side, leading them to post an outraged sign on their front door.

Residents described their houses shaking and hearing a loud blast as officers forced their way into the semi-detached property in Searby Road in the Gorton area of Manchester, Guardian reported.

Additional security measures were in place for the Great Manchester Run on Sunday, which attracted tens of thousands of participants.

Rudd said Sunday that intelligence agencies were monitoring 3,000 suspected extremists and had a wider pool of 20,000 people of interest.

"But I would not rush to conclusions, as you seem to be, that they have somehow missed something".

Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives have seen their poll lead cut in the wake of the attack and after a U-turn over their social care plans for the elderly.

Rudd said Britain was making good progress with internet companies on this but that more could be done.

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".

"I wish I could say that Georgina is one of the last to die in this way but unless our government opens its eyes we know we are only another in a long line of parents on a list that continues to grow", said the family in a statement.

  • Zachary Reyes