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UK police make 7th arrest in Manchester terror probe

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 06:41

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British police arrested a seventh person on Wednesday in connection with the massacre at a Manchester pop concert that left 22 people dead.

[MANCHESTER] British police arrested a seventh person on Wednesday in connection with the massacre at a Manchester pop concert that left 22 people dead.

The arrest was made following searches at an address in the town of Nuneaton in central England, and is the first outside the Manchester area.

"This evening we have been carrying out searches at an address in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, and arrested a man," the Greater Manchester Police force said in a statement.

"These searches are connected to Monday's attack on the Manchester Arena, but this is a fast-moving investigation and we are keeping an open mind at this stage.

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"As it stands, six men and one woman have been arrested in conjunction with the investigation and remain in custody for questioning." All the previous arrests were made in and around Manchester in northwest England where the suicide bombing took place.

After arresting a 23-year-old man on Tuesday, police said they had taken three more men into custody on Wednesday in south Manchester, the area where Abedi lived.

A fifth man who was carrying a suspect package was then detained in Wigan, northwest of the city.

The woman being held was arrested by police in Blackley, an area north of Manchester city centre on Wednesday.

AFP

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