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 some 16 minutes after the 2017 bomb.

The inquiry has heard how the force did not initially inform other agencies.

Richard Thomas said he “struggled to foresee a set of circumstances” where this would happen.

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Source: BBC News