Thursday, 25 May 2017

Manchester bomber Abedi in Germany 'four days before attack'

Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi was in Dusseldorf about four days before the attack, according to German intelligence.
Sky News Crime Correspondent Martin Brunt said sources in the country believe Abedi was there "sometime around four days before the bombing".

"There's no clue to how long he was there, but it's an hour and a half flight direct from Manchester," Brunt added.

"It's thought he flew in from Manchester and flew back from Dusseldorf to Manchester.

"It appears he wasn't on an international terror watch list, so was free to come and go, seemingly around Europe.

"All of this is reported in Focus magazine in Germany today - well-known for its good intelligence sources."

Four suspected extremists have also been arrested in Berlin over the past 24 hours, Brunt added.

However, there is no word whether they are linked to the Manchester attack.

It comes as people across the country held a silence at 11am to remember the victims and families of the 22 people who died - and as the Queen also visited victims and staff at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.

Abedi's visit to Germany will help police and security services build a picture of the killer's movements before the atrocity.

SKY      News.