UK police make 11th arrest over Manchester bomb attack

Salman Abedi blew himself up after pop-singer Ariana Grande's concert, thus far killing 22 adults and children and injuring 116 others.

Chief Const Ian Hopkins, of Greater Manchester Police, said it was "very clear" police are investigating a "network" linked to the bomber.

Police in Manchester say two more arrests have been made in connection with the investigation into the deadly attack at an Ariana Grande concert as British authorities threaten to not share any more information with the USA after leaks to the media.

The Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership said on Wednesday that as many as 119 people had been injured in the attack, 64 of whom remain hospitalised, 20 of them critically.

Police say they are now holding 11 men, aged between 18 and 44, in custody and have made major progress in their investigation. The paper claims the prime minister will say the fight against Islamic State is "moving from the battlefield to the internet".

While attending a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting in Brussels on Thursday, both U.S. President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May condemned the leaks stemming from a growing investigation into the suicide bombing that killed 22 people and injured many more after an Ariana Grande concert on Monday night.

"Severe" is the second-highest threat level, below "critical", and indicates an attack is highly likely but not imminently expected.

On Wednesday, a series of raids were executed across Manchester, Wigan and Nuneaton, Warwickshire, while relatives of bomber Salman Abedi were detained in Libya. Authorities found what was described as a bomb-making workshop in Abedi's home in Manchester, with enough chemicals to build several additional bombs.

Grande announced plans for a benefit concert in Manchester, adding that she would not let this silence her.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to press President Donald Trump about intelligence leaks at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels later Thursday.

  • Zachary Reyes