Manchester Arena Attack

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Two arrested for plotting to kill British PM Theresa May

06 Dec 2017

Two arrested for plotting to kill British PM Theresa May

According to reports, British Police have foiled a terror plot to assassinate PM Theresa May. Two men were apparently planning to launch an IED at Downing Street, where May's residence is located, and kill the PM in the ensuing chaos.

UK- Hijab ripped off, woman knocked to the ground

11 Jun 2017

UK- Hijab ripped off, woman knocked to the ground

In an alleged hate crime, a UK man ripped off a woman's hijab and knocked her to the ground.

Investigators- Manchester attacker bought most bomb parts himself

31 May 2017

Investigators- Manchester attacker bought most bomb parts himself

British police said it's likely that Manchester suicide attacker Salman Abedi purchased most of the key bomb components himself.

UK intel agency MI5 is investigating 'warnings' about Manchester bomber

29 May 2017

UK intel agency MI5 is investigating 'warnings' about Manchester bomber

It was reported on May 29 that Britain intelligence agency MI5 would investigate the way it handled warnings from the public about Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi being a possible threat.

Trump calls US leaks about Manchester bombing "deeply troubling"

19 May 2017

Trump calls US leaks about Manchester bombing "deeply troubling"

US President Donald Trump said there would be an investigation into the "deeply troubling" leaks to the US media about the Manchester bombing.

Reports- UK police not sharing Manchester bombing information with US

25 May 2017

Reports- UK police not sharing Manchester bombing information with US

The BBC has reported that British police have stopped sharing information on the Manchester Arena bombing investigation with the US, following leaks to the media.

Manchester terror attack- Bomber's father, brother detained in Libya

25 May 2017

Manchester terror attack- Bomber's father, brother detained in Libya

After a suicide bomber claimed lives of 22 people at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, the investigation into the attack is focusing on tracking down a network of accomplices that could attack again.

Manchester attack- UK raises terror threat level to critical

24 May 2017

Manchester attack- UK raises terror threat level to critical

British PM Theresa May said the UK terror threat level has been raised to "critical," the highest level, which means further attacks could be imminent.