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More arrests in Manchester bombing probe


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More arrests in Manchester bombing probe

UK police have arrested a 19-year-old man in connection with the Manchester Arena bombing making him the fifteenth person to have been taken into custody. He was detained during raids in the Gorton area of Manchester on “ suspicion of offenses contrary to the terrorism act”.
The detention follows that of a 25-year-old earlier in the day.

The authorities have released a photo of the bomber Salman Abedi who police believe assembled his device in an appartment in the city centre.

Since the atrocity the people of Manchester have pulled together in a show of determination not to let terrorism destroy their community.
Sunday’s Great Manchester Run was a mix of solidarity and grief for the 22 victims and dozens of injured.

Gradually stories from survivors of the concert bombing are being to emerge. Lizzie Murtagh told of her narrow escape:

“There was a big boom, a horrendous sound and there was a ringing in my ears, then there was alarms going off, smoke everywhere. As it went off there was a big massive flash, like a flash of white light, all bits flying everywhere like shrapnel.”

The security services have stressed they believe members of Abedi’s network may still be at large despite significant progress in the investigation and the lowering of the UK’s terror threat level.

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