Fresh CCTV images of Manchester bomber released in bid to track movements

Salman Abedi bought the parts he needed for the Manchester bomb in the days before the attack, police said.

The man, from Nuneaton, was initially arrested on Wednesday, Greater Manchester Police said.

Police say that the 22-year-old bomber, Salman Abedi, acted largely alone when he assembled the device he used to kill 22 people and injure dozens more at an Ariana Grande concert on May 22. Five other people, including a woman, have been questioned and released without charge.

A total of 10 men remain in British custody following the suicide bombing at Manchester Arena where United States singer Ariana Grande was performing.

More than 1,000 officers are working on the investigation to piece together what happened on the night of the attack and to find out whether others have been involved.

Although detectives have no reason to believe the bag contains anything unsafe, they are warning the public not to approach it, and instead call 999 immediately.

Jackson noted, "We also have a good understanding of the likely component parts of the bomb and where these came from".

According to the Manchester Evening News, authorities are doing "everything in their power" to prevent his being buried or cremated in Greater Manchester, after the 23-year-old blew himself up in the foyer of Manchester Arena.

Detective Chief Superintendent Russ Jackson, head of the North West Counter Terrorism Unit, said: "We know that Abedi left the country on 15 April and arrived back on the 18 May and we now know from our enquiries that he purchased parts for the bomb after arriving back".

However, it was "vital" that police made sure he was not part of a wider network and there were a "number of things" about his behaviour that were a concern, he added. Investigators are talking to hundreds of witnesses and looking at "almost 300 pieces of digital equipment, including phones", he said.

"We have made a lot of progress in this with the use of CCTV and have received some really helpful calls from the public".

Jackson said investigators are particularly interested in Abedi's travels to the Wilmslow Road area in Manchester and a blue suitcase he carried with him during these trips. If you have previously called and have information, I would urge you to call again.

  • Leroy Wright