Ariana Grande vows to return to Manchester

Nick Mcbride
May 29, 2017

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

Greater Manchester Police said two men, aged 20 and 22, were detained early Saturday on suspicion of terror offenses.

A security alert at London's Old Vic Theatre prompted the evacuation of cast and audience in the middle of a performance of "Woyzeck" - starring "Star Wars" actor John Boyega.

Bomber Salman Abedi killed 22 people and himself in Monday's bombing after an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena.

Greater Manchester Police chief Ian Hopkins and Neil Basu, the national coordinator of counterterrorism policing, urged people to contact police if they had information about Abedi's movements between May 18 and Monday night.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd, who said Abedi had been known to British security officials, complained Wednesday about USA officials leaking sensitive information about Abedi to the media, saying that could hinder Britain's security services and police. The elder Abedi was arrested shortly after speaking to the AP, Salem said.

Before kickoff, Prince William laid a wreath in memory of the victims alongside Manchester mayor Andy Burnham.

They said the investigation was not slowing, with some 1,000 officers involved, and the priority was to determine if more people were involved in planning the attack.

Even with all the progress made so far, there still remain important lines of enquiry that will further build our confidence and understanding of the events that led to this ghastly attack, Assistant Commissioner Rowley said.

Britain on Saturday reduced its terror threat level from critical - its highest level - to severe.

Some hours later, police cordoned off a large area in the Moss Side area of south Manchester and houses were evacuated with a bomb disposal unit sent to the scene.

In light of the recent terror attack on an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, bands are handling the aftermath in a variety of ways.

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.

Ariana says that she has be thinking of her fans and everyone affected by the tragedy "non stop over the past week" and praised them for showing "compassion, kindness, love, strength, and oneness" through this tough time.

'We will not quit or operate in fear.

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

"Our response to this violence must be to come closer together, to help each other, to love more, to sing louder and to live more kindly and generously than we did before", she said. We won't let this divide us.

Ariana Grande has confirmed she will return to Manchester after posting on Twitter "We won't let hate win".

He says police want the approach to be "unpredictable" and to make London "as hostile an environment as possible to terrorists".

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