3 more arrests in Manchester, London tourist sites protected

Toby Manning
May 31, 2017

Elaine McIver, who served with Cheshire Police, was at the Ariana Grande concert with her partner, Paul, who was wounded in the deadly explosion.

A spokesman said the brother was aware of Abedi's attack plan and both belonged to the Islamic State group, which claimed responsibility for the attack.

Abedi, a 22-year-old British citizen born to Libyan parents, died in the attack.

"She expressed the view that the intelligence sharing relationship we have with the USA is hugely important and valuable, but that the information that we share should be kept secure", May's spokesman said.

It was a message of defiance three days after Manchester-born Salman Abedi's attack on young fans attending a concert by U.S. pop star Ariana Grande.

After the bombing Britain raised its official threat status from terrorism to the top level, "critical" - meaning another attack may be imminent.

The statement added that two of 11 suspects have been released without charges and nine remain in custody for questioning.

Salman Abedi, 22, had dropped out of Salford University and is not believed to have been in paid employment when he detonated his home-made bomb at a concert on Monday night, killing 22 and injuring more than 100. No one has yet been charged in the bombing.

British police and intelligence agencies arrested three more suspects yesterday in connection with the Manchester suicide bombing and moved quickly to secure key sites across the country, including Buckingham Palace and the British Parliament at Westminster.

The British intelligence unit has reportedly stopped sharing intelligence with its USA counterpart after American media exposed profiles of the suspects of Monday's explosion at Manchester Arena.

The decision to stop sharing police information with United States agencies was an extraordinary step as Britain sees America as its closest ally on security and intelligence.

She said the security services had foiled 18 plots since 2013.

The leak, the source of which was believed to be from the US government, has irritated British officials.

Now, "The Way" singer posted a longer statement to assure her fans that they'll heal as a unit.

GMP said officers made the latest arrests as they executed a warrant at an address in Cheetham Hill, north of the city centre.

May and Corbyn had suspended campaigning for a snap June 8 election after Monday's attack in which 116 people were also injured.

Lapan said the Homeland Security Department has shared some information about Abedi's travel with the British government, but declined to offer specifics.

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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