Manchester terror blast - Police conduct search in St Helens

Grande, meanwhile, promised to return to "the incredibly courageous city of Manchester" to hold a benefit concert for the victims.

May said she would talk to Trump at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit later on Thursday about the leaks, which included the publication of photographs of the bomb site by the New York Times.

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A barber shop linked to cousins of the suicide bomber was raided by anti-terror police on Friday, according to neighbours of the family.

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.

Hopkins said he has reached out to faith leaders to try to calm the situation.

Yesterday evening officers were still carrying out searches at 12 locations, with activity expected to continue throughout the weekend. The troops will gradually be withdrawn from Monday, May said.

"The high pace and rapid progress of this investigation is continuing", said Britain's top counterterrorism officer, Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley, adding that officers were gaining a greater understanding of how the bomb was prepared.

Abedi, a 22-year-old Briton of Libyan descent, killed 22 people on May 22 at an Ariana Grande concert. "And ministers will meet soon to take this forward", May said.

Manchester slowly returned to normal, though the damaged arena and adjacent Victoria train station remained closed.

Twelve people are now being held in custody after the atrocity at Manchester Arena left 22 dead.

Armed police patrol past tribute pink ribbons on a tree in central Manchester, England Friday May 26 2017.

Amber Rudd said members of the suicide attacker's circle were "potentially" unaccounted for, despite optimism that a wave of arrests had quelled further threats.

"We will be thinking about all the people who died and were injured", she said.

El-Khayat acknowledged there had been concerns in past at the mosque about leaflets containing extremist views.

"I will make clear to President Trump that intelligence that is shared between our law enforcement agencies must remain secure", she said in a televised statement. It said the database was built around a longstanding U.S.

The ruling Conservatives, who criticised his speech as "crassly timed", have had a relatively low-key campaign today with British Prime Minister Theresa May in Sicily to attend a G7 Summit meeting.

British authorities did not say that the investigation had in fact been compromised by the leaks.

Tillerson said Friday that the "special relationship that exists between our two countries will certainly withstand this particular unfortunate event".

The bombing was the latest in a series of IS-claimed attacks in Europe that have coincided with an offensive against the militant group in Syria and Iraq by US, British and other Western forces.

A general election in Britain is scheduled for June 8. Profits will go to a fund for the families of the victims.

Security is being increased at football cup finals at Wembley Stadium in London and the Great Manchester Run.

Security is especially tight ahead of the weekend.

Williams said "covert and discrete tactics" will also be employed to protect the transport network.

Three raids have also taken place in Moss Side, while searches have reportedly continued at a flat in Manchester city centre, where police believe Abedi may have mixed chemicals for his bomb. Their ages ranged from 18 to 38.

It means that soldiers deployed to bolster security will stand down on Monday night as an attack is no longer considered imminent.


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