United Kingdom police arrest 16th person in connection with Manchester attack

United Kingdom police arrest 16th person in connection with Manchester attack

MI5 has reportedly launched two urgent inquiries into how it missed the danger posed by the Manchester bomber, Salman Abedi.

"I wish I could say that Georgina is one of the last to die in this way, but unless our government opens its eyes we know we are only another in a long line of parents on a list that continues to grow", the family said in a statement released through Greater Manchester Police.

Did you see Abedi with this suitcase between the 18 and 22 May 2017?

"We have no reason to believe the case and its contents contain anything unsafe, but would ask people to be cautious", said Jackson.

"Today, we are releasing an image of Abedi carrying a distinctive blue suitcase and an image of a replica of the case".

"This is a different item than the one he used in the attack".

The May 18-22 timeline is crucial, because it's known that Abedi returned from Libya just a few days before the bombing.

British officials are under pressure to explain how Abedi was able to carry out his plot undetected.

As the sprawling police inquiry continued, Mr Hopkins said investigators would "leave no stone unturned in trying to nail down" Abedi's last movements and trace "every single bit of property that is out there".

Authorities over the weekend published CCTV images of Abedi on the night of the attack, which show him wearing a hat, glasses and a dark top.

Britain's MI5 Security Service has started an internal review on whether there are lessons to be learned from its handling of intelligence on Salman Abedi before he killed 22 people by blowing himself up at a concert in Manchester.

She went on to defend the work of the security services, amid reports that warnings about Abedi were not followed up.

Investigators meanwhile pushed ahead with their probe of the attack, which was claimed by the Islamic State group.

The Mail on Sunday also cited a source saying USA federal agents had been investigating Abedi since the middle of 2016 and had flagged up concerns to MI5. "As a first step, it is absolutely right".

"There is a lot of information coming out at the moment about what happened, how this occurred, what people might or might not have known", Home Secretary Amber Rudd told Sky News.

"And I think it is right that the MI5 takes a look to find out what the facts are", she said.

It later emerged it was alerted to his extremist views at least three times.

When CNN asked the Home Office for a response to reports the Federal Bureau of Investigation warned MI5 about Abedi, a spokesman declined to comment.

A 23-year-old was held in the small seaside town on suspicion of terror offences in the early hours of Monday morning, GMP said.