UK: Manchester attack investigation still at 'full tilt'

UK: Manchester attack investigation still at 'full tilt'

UK: Manchester attack investigation still at 'full tilt'

Ariana Grande has confirmed that she will be returning to Manchester to play a benefit gig in honour of the victims of the attack at her concert on Monday, where twenty-two people were killed and 116 people injured by a bomb detonated at the arena.

Police have released surveillance-camera images of Abedi on the night of the attack that show him dressed in sneakers, jeans, a dark jacket and a baseball cap.

An unidentified man, 25, was arrested in the southwest of Manchester "on suspicion of offenses contrary to the terrorism act", Greater Manchester Police posted on Twitter.

In an interview with the BBC on Sunday, Rudd acknowledged some members of Abedi's network could still be free.

The government is facing criticism after acknowledging that Abedi was on security services' radar, but wasn't a major focus of scrutiny.

"I would not rush to conclusions. that they have somehow missed something", Rudd said.

"What this reminds us is the scale of the problem that we have, the enemy that we have, Daesh, that is trying to weaponize the young people in our society".

The Islamic State took responsibility for the attack.

Over the weekend, Prime Minister Theresa May announced the national terror threat level had been reduced from "critical" to "severe" and that military troops would stop patrolling Britain's streets but that the public "should remain vigilant". The level had been raised to "critical" after Monday's deadly bombing.

There are also concerns that other British citizens who have returned from fighting for ISIS or other extremist groups in the Middle East could pose a threat, with Rudd unable to provide a figure on how many may have returned to the country.

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"Until the operation is complete, we can't be entirely sure that it is closed", she said.

Rudd said Britain was making good progress with internet companies on this but that more could be done.

"Nobody wants terrorists to have a safe place to exchange information and to be able to plot their awful atrocities". "But as I say there is still a little bit more to do". "They picked the wrong people to mess with this time".

"I'll be returning to the incredibly courageous city of Manchester to spend time with my fans and to have a benefit concert in honour and raise money for the victims and their families", she said.

British police have arrested a 19-year-old man early this morning in connection with the Manchester bombing investigation after a search at an address in the city's southeast.

British police earlier said they believe an apartment in the city centre was where he put together his device.

British police now have 13 suspects in custody - including Abedi's elder brother Ismail - and have searched properties across Manchester, a city in northwest England.

Police said they are working "around-the-clock" with more than 1,000 people involved in the investigation, pursuing more than 1,500 "actions".

Authorities are appealing for more information about his final days.

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