Manchester bomber did not act alone

Manchester Arena suicide bomber may not have acted alone – police

Suicide bomber Salman Abedi died in the attack that followed an Ariana Grande concert in May, killing 22 people.

In the days after the attack, police arrested 22 people on suspicion of terrorism offenses and said they had rounded up a large part of Abedi's network.

A 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the Manchester terror attack, according to reports.

Investigators said on Thursday that although Abedi was not part of a terrorist network there were others who knew he was planning to detonate a substantial nail bomb at the Manchester Arena concert.

"At 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", according to a police update Friday.




It comes a day after police said they believe attacker Salman Abedi may not have planned the attack alone.

"We want to to speak to Hashem Abedi and I can now say we are currently engaging with the Crown Prosecution Service and the Libyan authorities".

While authorities still believe that "more arrests are possible", in the wake of the attack that killed 22 people, they're learning more about Abedi's life.

The bomber's younger brother, Hashem, was arrested in Libya shortly after the explosion, along with their father, Ramadan. "We do however suspect others were either aware or complicit in the knowledge of this attack". "We do however believe further arrests are possible", he told The Sun.

Jackson said police have reconstructed Abedi's movements in the weeks before the attack, as he obtained components and built his deadly device.

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