Police make more arrests in Manchester bomb but leaks feared

  • Police make more arrests in Manchester bomb but leaks feared

Police make more arrests in Manchester bomb but leaks feared

The force said it was too early to say whether the alert was linked to its investigation into the Manchester bomb attack.

U.S. president Donald Trump has said the United States will investigate intelligence leaks that revealed sensitive information about the Manchester bombing before a meeting with British prime minister Theresa May, who planned to raise the issue with him.

Ariana Grande revealed her courageous plans to return to Manchester to perform again at a benefit concert after the horrific bombing at her show.

Forensic pictures leaked to the New York Times show the charred remains of the Karrimor backpack the terrorist used to hide the deadly explosive.

But after of the bomber's identity and details of the probe were leaked, the intelligence-sharing relationship between close allies London and Washington was left rocking.

That's still no excuse for United States intelligence and/or law enforcement services to publicize information that didn't originate with them without permission from the source.

The BBC said that Manchester police hoped to resume normal intelligence relationships soon but is now furious.

TRT World's Jon Brain reports on the latest from Manchester.

Army bomb disposal units, together with Manchester police, attended a suspicious item in the city's Hulmes area on Thursday but Hopkins said the alert was not necessarily related to the ongoing investigation into Monday's bombing.

Other terror links involving Abedi's relatives have also emerged earlier this week.

Still, it was unclear whether a second person might have helped Abedi make the bomb.

The BBC said Manchester Police hoped to resume normal intelligence relationships soon but is now furious.

A 16-year-old boy who had been arrested has been released without charge, police said.

Meanwhile in Britain, British police said they had arrested a seventh person following searches at an address in Nuneaton, central England.

- A man is arrested in Withington, a suburb of south Manchester.

Fawzi Haffar, a trustee of the mosque, said Abedi had not worked or worshipped there.

Corbyn says many experts including British intelligence professionals see a connection between terrorism and the wars Britain has supported, such as the one in Libya.

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday night (23 May) raised the nation's threat level to "critical" - the highest possible - and said there is a risk of other "imminent" attacks.

Armed troops were sent to guard key sites, a rare sight in mainland Britain.

Monday's bombing, which killed 22 people and wounded 64, also resulted in the cancellation of next week's London premiere of the superhero film "Wonder Woman" and increased security for a music festival this weekend featuring pop star Katy Perry in the northern English city of Hull.