Published: Thu, May 25, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Theresa May to confront Trump over Manchester Arena attack 'evidence' photos leak


Police confirmed in a statement on Wednesday afternoon that a total of four people remain in custody in relation to the attack.

BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner said that the bomber is thought to have been a "mule", using a device built by someone else.

"I think it's very clear this is a network we are investigating", Manchester Police chief constable Ian Hopkins said, confirming that an off-duty police officer was among those killed in the attack.

It comes after Abedi's younger brother Hashem Abedi was also arrested by police in Libya's capital on suspicion of links with Islamic State.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd said the attack was more sophisticated than some of the attacks seen before.

As police tried to piece together the past of British-born Abedi, Prime Minister Theresa May met security officials who said they were raising their assessment of the threat to Britain to "critical", indicating an attack is imminent. The issue is being raised at every relevant level by the British authorities with their USA counterparts, ?

The terrorist was later identified as Salman Ramadan Abedi, a 22-year-old Mancunian of Libyan descent who was known to British security services.

Mohammed Saeed El-Saeiti, the imam at the Didsbury mosque where Abedi s brother Ismail had been a Quran teacher, branded the attacker as someone filled with hate.

"And as I've said, it continues at a pace". A hunt is underway for the person who made the bomb, police have confirmed.

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Among the agreements was an arms deal worth nearly $110 billion with Saudi Arabia , described as the largest in USA history. Democratic and Republican administrations have in the past said Jerusalem's status must be solved through US negotiation.

In addition to those killed in the concert bombing, Manchester officials raised to 119 the number of people who sought medical treatment after the attack. Rudd said she had complained to US officials to make sure the flow of information is staunched.

Eight-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos went to the concert with her mum Lisa Roussos and sister Ashlee Bromwich, who were both injured and taken to separate hospitals.

British security services are now trying to work out what turned Abedi, the tall, skinny son of a devout Muslim who opposed former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, into a killer. "The children are safe".

The Polish foreign ministry, which did not name the couple, said: "We share the pain of the family and the loved ones of the victims and express our most honest condolences".

"It has now concluded, on the basis of today's investigations, that the threat level should be increased for the time being from severe to critical".

The suspended tour means she also will miss a May 28 stop in Antwerp, Belgium, two concerts in Lodz, Poland, and shows in Frankfurt, Germany, and Zurich, Switzerland.

Soldiers were placed on duty at vulnerable locations including Buckingham Palace, Downing Street and the Palace of Westminster.

Britain also has a national election scheduled for June 8.

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