Manchester Attack: 23-Year-Old Man Arrested in Connection to Concert Bombing
A 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the Manchester concert bomb attack which killed 22 people, including children, and injured 59 more.
The arrest was announced moments after Prime Minister Theresa May condemned the "appalling sickening cowardice" of the lone suicide bomber who detonated a homemade device in the foyer of the Manchester Arena just as thousands of young people were leaving a concert by US pop star Ariana Grande.
Declaring that police and security services would be given whatever resources were needed to track down any accomplices of the attacker, Mrs May vowed: "The terrorists will never win and our values, our country and our way of life will always prevail."
Greater Manchester Police said in a statement: "With regards to the ongoing investigation into last night's horrific attack at the Manchester Arena, we can confirm we have arrested a 23-year-old man in South Manchester."
Counter-terrorism agencies have mounted a major operation to establish the circumstances of the attack and the bomber's background.
The incident is the worst terrorist attack to hit Britain since the 7/7 London bombings, which left 56 dead, including the four perpetrators.