British police make two more arrests after Manchester bombing

British police make two more arrests after Manchester bombing
A British Army soldier from the Parachute Regiment (2R) stands on duty with an armed police officer outside of the Houses of Parliament in central London. (AFP)
Updated 25 May 2017

British police make two more arrests after Manchester bombing

British police make two more arrests after Manchester bombing

LONDON: British police have arrested two more men in connection with the Manchester attack, taking the number of people in custody to eight, Greater Manchester police said in a tweet on Thursday.
One man was arrested following raids in the Withington area while the other was arrested in the Manchester area, according to the police.
A woman arrested on Wednesday in Blackley has been released without any charge, the police said earlier.
On Monday, a suicide bomber killed at least 22 people at a packed concert hall in Manchester, in what British Prime Minister Theresa May called a sickening act targeting children and young people.
Islamic State, now being driven from territories in Syria and Iraq by Western-backed armed forces, claimed responsibility for the attack.