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Police arrest teenager at Liverpool airport over Manchester bombing

Twenty-two people were killed on 22 May attack at an Ariana Grande concert.

Concert-goers speak to police in the aftermath of the May attack on the Manchester Arena.
Concert-goers speak to police in the aftermath of the May attack on the Manchester Arena.
Image: Peter Byrne

POLICE IN THE UK have said they have arrested a 19-year-old man over the Manchester concert bombing, as the hunt continues for accomplices of attacker Salman Abedi.

Greater Manchester Police said the man was arrested at Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport on suspicion of terrorism offences. He is being held in custody.

Twenty-two people were killed on 22 May when Abedi, a Briton of Libyan heritage, detonated a homemade bomb inside a bag as crowds were leaving an Ariana Grande concert.

In the days after the attack, police arrested 22 people on suspicion of terrorism offences, but all were subsequently released without charge.

Counterterrorism police chief Russ Jackson said yesterday that Abedi wasn’t part of a large network, but police suspect others “were either aware or complicit in the knowledge of this attack”.

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