Friday, 26 May 2017

Manchester attack: Police make tenth arrest

Police have arrested a man in the Moss Side area of Manchester in connection with Monday's attack at the city's Arena venue that killed 22 people.

He is one of eight men - aged between 18 and 38 - now in custody on suspicion of terror offences, police have said.

Police believe Manchester-born bomber Salman Abedi, from a family of Libyan origin, acted as part of a network.

His older brother, Ismail Abedi, 24, is among 10 people to have been arrested in the UK. Two were later released.

A 16-year-old boy and a 34-year-old woman were the two released without charge.
The 22nd victim of the attack has been named as 15-year-old Megan Hurley, from Halewood in Merseyside.

The UK terror threat level remains "critical" - meaning another attack could be imminent.

On Friday, police said they had searched an address in St Helens, Merseyside, in connection with the attack.

Residents who were moved from their homes in Wigan on Thursday night, while armed police and a bomb disposal unit searched a house, have been allowed to return.

BBC    News.