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 …

Manchester Arena inquiry: People were ‘let down’ on night of attack, police admit

British Transport Police (BTP) “let people down” on the night of the Manchester Arena attack when officers left the foyer where the bomb was set off unguarded, a senior officer has admitted. No police officer was in the City Room Read More …

UK: Man jailed for downloading Islamic State terror videos

A man has been jailed for downloading Islamic State group material, including bomb-making videos and a video showing two men being killed with a knife. Ataubaq Taj, 34, of Hacking Street, Salford was sentenced to six years when he appeared Read More …

Manchester Arena Inquiry: Six wanted for questioning over bombing

Six people are wanted for questioning by detectives investigating the Manchester Arena bombing, a legal document has revealed. The parents of the brothers responsible for the atrocity are both suspects, as are two associates. One of the associates, who was Read More …

Manchester Arena bombing: Guilty plea to fraud charges over precursor chemicals bought on Amazon

A man has pleaded guilty to fraud in relation to chemicals bought by the brother of the Manchester Arena bomber. Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard that Yahya Werfalli’s bank details were used to buy hydrogen peroxide on Amazon. The chemicals were Read More …

DIY bomb video watched by Manchester Arena terrorists still online

The 13 minute clip was available on one site for two years where it was viewed more than 17,700 times after it was removed, but re-uploaded again a number of times. Read more… Source: The Telegraph Related news: YouTube bomb-making Read More …