British officials scold the USA for leaking intelligence on the Manchester attack
- Author: Leroy Wright May 31, 2017,
May 31, 2017, 19:56
Almost two dozen people were killed and dozens more were hurt Monday night in a bombing at the Manchester Arena, which occurred shortly after the singer's concert concluded. The Times published graphic photos of the bombing at the Manchester Arena, including scenes allegedly depicting parts of a shirt worn by the suicide bomber and bomb parts used in the attack.
According to The Daily Telegraph, investigators now believe Abedi made the explosive himself in a makeshift bomb factory - and could have handed out additional devices to other terrorists.
British police have found more explosives which could have been used in follow-up attacks to the Manchester Arena bombing, a United Kingdom newspaper reports.
Following the row, British security sources confirmed to the Financial Times that ceasing to share information was a real consideration and that they were "astonished" at the actions of the Americans.
With Britain's terrorism threat level at "critical", meaning a new attack may be imminent, police are working around the clock to try to deter another atrocity.
"We are now carrying out a search at an address at a property in Moss Side in connection with the attack on the Manchester Arena on Monday".
Manchester police said on Wednesday they're investigating a network they think orchestrated the bombing, and the suspected perpetrator's father and brother were arrested in Tripoli.
"When the trust is breached it undermines these relationships, and undermines our investigations and the confidence of victims, witnesses and their family", the group said.
Manchester's mayor, Andy Burnham, echoed that concern in a statement shared on Twitter in which he called the leaks "completely unacceptable" and urged that they "must stop immediately".
The two world leaders will likely see each other at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting in Brussels on Thursday.