Manchester attack: Eight in custody following two more arrests


Manchester attack: Eight men in custody following fresh arrests

Eight men are in custody after a series of raids across Manchester, Wigan, Nuneaton and Warwickshire.

Two men were arrested on Thursday morning in Manchester, one following a search in the Withington area.

A woman arrested in Blackley on Wednesday has been released without charge.

Police carried out a controlled explosion in Moss Side, Manchester, after searching a property in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Two relatives of bomber Salman Abedi were detained in Libya.

A minute’s silence will be observed at 11am on Thursday in remembrance of all those who lost their lives in the Manchester concert bombing.

Here is what we know so far:

  • The attack was carried out by 22-year-old Salman Abedi
  • He is known to have travelled to Syria and had proven links with so-called Islamic State
  • Police say it is “very clear” they are investigating “a network” linked to the atrocity
  • UK security officials have condemned the leaking to US media of images appearing to show the blood-stained remnants of the bomber’s detonator and backpack
  • Theresa May expected to raise the issue with US President Donald Trump
  • Soldiers are patrolling the streets after the terror threat level was raised to critical for the first time since 2007


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