Manchester Arena terror attack: British police makes seventh arrest in a 'fast-moving' investigation

A seventh person was arrested in connection to the Manchester bombing. The man was arrested in Nuneaton in central England.

AFP May 25, 2017 07:08:54 IST
Manchester Arena terror attack: British police makes seventh arrest in a 'fast-moving' investigation

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.

"On Wednesday 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.

Manchester Arena terror attack British police makes seventh arrest in a fastmoving investigation

File image of the police investigations in the Manchester attacks. Reuters

"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."

"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 Tuesday.

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