Manchester police presence increased as Britain faces raised threat

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Police made three new arrests in South Manchester on Wednesday in connection with the concert bombing.

The official threat level was raised late on Tuesday to its highest level, "critical", meaning an attack is expected imminently.

The British-Libyan community in Manchester condemns in the strongest possible terms the terrorist attack at Manchester Arena on the 22nd May 2017. The traditional ceremony is a major tourist attraction in London.

British Home Secretary Amber Rudd on Wednesday slammed US intelligence for leaking intelligence related to the ongoing investigation into Monday night's terror attack in Manchester. Armed police were also seen on patrol outside St. Paul's Cathedral in London, another popular tourist spot.

The University of Salford, based in Manchester, said in a statement that Abedi was one of its students and it was helping the police with their investigation.

At least 20 heavily armed, helmeted police surrounded a house listed as Abedi's address in the Fallowfield area of south Manchester and blasted down the door at lunchtime on Tuesday. Neighbors recalled him as a tall, thin silent young man who often wore traditional Islamic dress.

Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said officers are carrying out "extensive searches" across Manchester, adding that "it's very clear this is a network we are investigating". Repeatedly, British officials have said that they're focused on finding out whether the attacker acted alone or with the support of a larger group.

"In this case, I suspect the Brits are livid, I know we would be, to have a suspect ID'd before they're ready, and obviously the recent performance of the Trump administration on leaking sensitive information can't be far from anyone's mind if they examine [the situation]". She said she had "complete confidence" in the security services.

"She thanked me and said she loved me and that was the last I heard from her", her mother said.

In addition to those killed in the concert bombing, Manchester officials raised to 119 the number of people who sought medical treatment after the attack.

The Greater Manchester Police posted on social media Wednesday detailing the events starting with the blast outside Manchester Arena to police confirming the total amount of people killed in the attack the following morning.

The confirmed victims of the Manchester terror attack.

Officials said all the dead and wounded had been identified.

Soldiers were replacing armed police on Wednesday at sites including Buckingham Palace, 10 Downing Street and Parliament.

"This request is part of a well-established plan, known as Operation Temperer, in which both the armed forces and the police officers involved are well-trained and well-prepared to work in this kind of environment", she said.

May, who called the attack "appalling" and deliberate, reiterated the tragedy will only further unite their nation.

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