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Man, 24, arrested for terrorist offenses linked to Manchester Arena attack, has been released on bail

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Man, 24, arrested for terrorist offenses linked to Manchester Arena attack, has been released on bail pending further investigation

  • Suspect was arrested at Manchester Airport shortly after arriving in the UK
  • 22 people, including children, died in Manchester Arena terror attack
  • The man, who is from the Fallowfield area of ​​Manchester, was released on bail last night










A man arrested on suspicion of a terrorist offense in connection with the Manchester Arena attack has been released on bail pending further investigation.

Greater Manchester police said the 24-year-old man was released on bail last night.

The man, who is from the Fallowfield area of ​​Manchester, had been arrested on suspicion of participating in the preparation of terrorist acts/assisting others in preparatory acts under Section 5 of the Terrorism Act (2006).

He was arrested at Manchester airport shortly after his return to the UK.

The terror attack at the Manchester Arena on May 22, 2017, killed a total of 22 people, many of them children. Pictured: Armed police stand guard outside the arena after the 2017 terror attack

A total of 22 people, including children, were killed in the terror attack at the Manchester Arena on May 22, 2017.

At about 10:30 p.m. on the day of the incident, British-born Salman Abedi, 22, walked into the foyer of the arena as crowds poured in from an Ariana Grande concert, detonating a device full of shrapnel.

His brother Hashem was handed a record 55-year sentence in August last year for his part in the atrocity.

The public inquiry into the deaths of the victims continues and earlier this week it emerged that Salman and Hashem’s older brother was allowed to leave the country a day after being detained by police at an airport.

Terror attack claimed 22 lives at Manchester Arena and injured hundreds more

Terror attack claimed 22 lives at Manchester Arena and injured hundreds more

Officers using counter-terrorism powers interviewed 28-year-old Ismail Abedi, causing him to miss his scheduled flight from Manchester on August 28, but he successfully boarded a plane at the same airport on August 29 and has not returned to the UK since. .

He was called to provide “very important” evidence during the public inquiry into the atrocity.

On Monday, Ahmed Taghdi, 29, a childhood friend of Salman Abedi, was arrested as he attempted to leave the country after issuing a Supreme Court order last week ordering him to attend.

He testified on Thursday before being released later.

He denied trying to flee the UK to avoid questions about his close relationship with the bomber and what he knew about the plot to attack the Manchester Arena.

The attack was perpetrated by Salman Abedi (pictured), and aided by Hashem Abedi, 24, who was sentenced to life in prison last year.

The attack was perpetrated by Salman Abedi (pictured), and aided by Hashem Abedi, 24, who was sentenced to life in prison last year.

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