Man arrested by police investigating Manchester Arena terrorist attack

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Detectives investigating the Manchester Arena violent onslaught successful 2017 person arrested a 24-year-old man.

The fishy was detained connected Friday astatine Manchester airdrome connected suspicion of engaging successful the mentation of acts of terrorism/assisting others successful acts of mentation nether conception 5 of the Terrorism Act (2006), Greater Manchester constabulary said.

The man, who is from the Fallowfield country of Manchester, was arrested soon aft arriving backmost successful the UK and remains successful custody for questioning.

The apprehension is successful narration to the bombing astatine the arena connected the nighttime of 22 May 2017 aft an Ariana Grande performance successful which 22 radical were killed.

Simon Barraclough, the elder investigating serviceman for the investigation, said: “Greater Manchester constabulary remains firmly committed to establishing the information surrounding the circumstances of the panic onslaught astatine the Manchester Arena – whether that is by supporting the ongoing nationalist enquiry oregon by continuing to prosecute leads with regards to the transgression investigation.

“Over 4 years person passed since the atrocity took spot but we are unwavering successful our dedication to travel each enactment of enquiry disposable truthful that we tin supply each those affected by the events astatine the arena with the answers they rightly deserve.”

In August 2020, Hashem Abedi was jailed for astatine slightest 55 years for helping his older sibling Salman, who detonated the weaponry astatine the arena, to program the atrocity.

Mr Justice Jeremy Baker told the Old Bailey astatine the clip that Abedi would walk astatine slightest 55 years successful situation earlier helium could beryllium considered for parole, adding helium “may ne'er beryllium released”.

Manchester-born Abedi, who had travelled to Libya earlier the bombing, was arrested soon aft the onslaught and extradited to Britain to look trial.

Because helium was nether the property of 21 astatine the clip of the murders, the instrumentality forbids the imposition of a full beingness order, a beingness condemnation with nary minimum term.