Monday, 29 May 2017

Manchester terror attack police issue appeal over Salman Abedi suitcase

Police have released an image of Manchester bomb suspect Salman Abedi carrying a blue suitcase as they try to trace his movements.
The CCTV still picture was taken in Manchester city centre on the day of the attack last Monday.

Detective Chief Superintendent Russ Jackson from the North West Counter Terrorism Unit said: "We continue to track the final movements of Salman Abedi and are particularly interested in his whereabouts between 18 and 22 May 2017.

"Today, we are releasing an image of Abedi carrying a distinctive blue suitcase and an image of a replica of the case.

"We know he visited the Wilmslow Road area of Manchester and was also seen in Manchester city centre with the blue suitcase.

"If you have any details about the suitcase we need you to get in touch and let us know.

"This is a different item than the one he used in the attack.

"We have no reason to believe the case and its contents contain anything dangerous, but would ask people to be cautious."

It came as it emerged that police with dogs have been searching a house that has been cordoned off in the Rusholme area of south Manchester.

A resident said that four Malaysian students live at the property, which is in the city's famous Curry Mile area.

A major search linked to the Manchester terror attack is also under way at a landfill site on the outskirts of Bury, Greater Manchester.

Forensic search underway at Pilsworth landfill site in connection with Manchester terror attack

A large number of police officers dressed in white suits have been seen searching the industrial premises at Pilsworth.

Greater Manchester Police tweeted: "Officers investigating the attack on the Manchester Arena are searching a site in Pilsworth, Bury. The search is currently on-going."

Investigators have been at Viridor Waste Management, close to the M66 motorway, "for around three days", according to one resident.

It comes as police continue their search of a flat in Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, that was raided earlier.

The force said a 23-year-old man was arrested in the coastal town by officers investigating last Monday's suicide bombing.
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