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23-year-old man arrested in connection with Manchester terror attack

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More than 50 people were injured in the attack

Police on Tuesday stated they have arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with the Manchester Arena terror attack.

This was revealed in a statement by GMP chief constable, Ian Hopkins which reads in part:

‘There has been much speculation and names of those who may have been killed in the media and social media.

‘We accept that this is inevitable, however, we ask that people allow the police and coroner to release the names once the families are ready and appropriately supported. 

‘As you would expect the police response to this across Greater Manchester has been significant as we support people to go about their daily business. 

‘Part of this response has seen us arrest a 23-year-old man in connection with the attack and we have also carried out two warrants, one in Whalley Range and one in Fallowfield that included a controlled explosion to enable safe entry. 

‘We understand that feelings are very raw right now and people are bound to be looking for answers.

‘However, now more than ever, it is vital that our diverse communities in Greater Manchester stand together and do not tolerate hate.’

The attack happened during a Ariana Grande concert at the venue, killing at least 22 people and leaving over 50 others injured.

According to police, the injured persons are being attended to at different hospitals in Manchester.


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