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Manchester bomb probe police make 18th arrest

Manchester bomb probe police make 18th arrest

A source said Abedi was connected to the ISIS-affiliated Katibat al-Battar al-Libi - a group believed to have perpetrated horrific attacks in Paris that left 129 people dead.

Police cordoned off an area in Southern Manchester visited by suicide bomber, Salman Abedi.

Police arrested the 20-year-old man on Cheetham Hill Road late yesterday evening on suspicion of offences contrary to the terrorism act.

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On Friday, two of Abedi's cousins, Isaac and Abz Forjani, said they had no idea he was planning the attack.

The man, arrested in the Rusholme area, is the 17th person to be arrested in connection with the May 22 attack.

The new arrest follows the evacuation Friday afternoon of an area in Rusholme after police identified a auto they said "may be significant to the investigation".

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Current and former intelligence officials have stated that Salman Abedi, the Manchester terrorist who killed 22 people at a concert in England, met with Islamic State (ISIS) members in Libya. Grande has since returned to Manchester to visit some of her injured fans in the hospital, as well as to hold a charity concert on Sunday to raise money for the victims of the attack.

The One Love Manchester tribute concert will go ahead despite the recent terror attacks in London, it has been confirmed.

Tickets went on sale Thursday, selling out within six minutes, with website Ticketmaster reporting "incredible" demand.

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Police temporarily stopped the concert on Friday as they suspected three people from the western state of Hesse were planning to set off an explosion.


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