Bomb and weapons instructions linked to Manchester Arena bomber removed from internet

Bomb and chemical weapons instructions linked to the Manchester Arena bomber have been removed from the internet. The recent video had received more than 100 views. Suicide bomber Salman Abedi killed 22 people and injured more than 1,000 when he Read More …

UK: Six police officers are under investigation over Manchester Arena terror attack

Six police officers are under investigation over the terror attack on Manchester Arena, it emerged yesterday. The Independent Office for Police Conduct is carrying out a probe into two Greater Manchester Police officers, while four members of British Transport Police Read More …

UK: Arrest warrant issued for Manchester Arena bomber’s brother Ismail Abedi

A judge has issued a warrant for the arrest of the older brother of the Manchester Arena bomber after he refused to give evidence to the inquiry into the bombing and fled the country. The district judge said he was Read More …

UK: Police anti-terror IT system was ‘not fit for purpose’ – former officer

A key intelligence database used by police to investigate extremists was “not fit for purpose” when introduced in 2014, a former counter-terrorism officer has told the BBC. The officer, who retired in 2018, says the National Common Intelligence Application (NCIA) Read More …

UK: MI5 had intelligence Manchester Arena bomber posed threat, inquiry told

MI5 had enough intelligence to regard Salman Abedi as a threat to national security and open an investigation before he bombed the Manchester Arena, killing 22 people and injuring hundreds of others, an inquiry has heard. The Security Service was Read More …

UK: Manchester Arena security continually reviewed after bomb, inquiry hears

Security improvements have been made at Manchester Arena since the terror attack nearly five years ago and are “continually reviewed”, a public inquiry has heard. Arena operators SMG and security firm Showsec were criticised in the first report published by Read More …

UK: Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi was misogynist who had ‘very bad’ and ‘disrespectful’ attitude towards women

The Manchester Arena bomber was a misogynist who beat up a girl at college for wearing a short skirt, and chose to target young girls at a concert because of his hatred for women, an inquiry has heard. Misogyny should Read More …

Manchester Arena Inquiry: Bomber ‘should have been identified as a threat’

Manchester Arena suicide bomber Salman Abedi should have been identified as a threat on the night of the atrocity by those in charge of security, a public inquiry into the 2017 attack has found. Inquiry chairman Sir John Saunders found Read More …

Manchester Arena inquiry: Live exercise before bombing was ‘catastrophic failure’

A live counter-terrorism exercise a year before the Manchester Arena bombing was a “catastrophic failure” and would have led to even more loss of life had it been real, the inquiry has heard. Firefighters and paramedics did not turn up Read More …

UK: Manchester response ‘not as expected’, counter-terror boss says

A counter-terror chief has expressed confusion over why police would declare a marauding terrorist firearms attack and not tell other emergency services, the Manchester Arena inquiry has heard. Operation Plato was declared by a duty officer from Greater Manchester Police Read More …