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Published: Sat, July 08, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

United Kingdom police arrest man in connection with Manchester attack

United Kingdom police arrest man in connection with Manchester attack

The Manchester Arena has issued a new statement confirming that it is still aiming to re-open in September, as renovations begin in the wake of the bomb attack that occurred at the conclusion of an Ariana Grande concert there in May.

The Manchester bombing police are working with authorities in Libya to speak to Hashem, who is being held by anti-terror police.

A MAN has been arrested in connection with the Manchester bomb blast just one day after cops said others were involved in the attack.

A property on Thelwall Avenue in the Fallowfield area of Manchester is being searched as part of the investigation.

'As it stands 23 people have now been arrested in connection with this investigation, of which two were quickly de-arrested, and 20 were released without charge.

Detective Chief Superintendent Russ Jackson, head of the North West Counter Terrorism Unit (NWCTU) told reporters: "We don't have evidence of a large network".

It is understood that the arrested suspect is not Hashem Abedi, the younger brother of suicide bomber Salman Abedi, who is being held in Libya.

"We are now engaging with the Crown Prosecution Service and the Libyan authorities", he said.

He said: "We do believe that there are other people potentially involved in this".

And Mr Jackson did not rule out further arrests.

Mr Jackson said Salman Abedi travelled to Libya a number of times and they were investigating how he obtained the skills to make a bomb.

Greater Manchester Police also disclosed more emotional details of the aftermath of the attack on May 22, describing how forensics officers had used roses and nameplates to pinpoint where the bodies of families' loved ones fell in a dignified way.

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