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Man arrested over Manchester Arena terrorist attack bailed

A man who was arrested on suspicion of a terrorism offence in connection with the Manchester Arena attack has been bailed.

Greater Manchester Police said the 24-year-old man was bailed yesterday.

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The man had been arrested on suspicion of engaging in the preparation of acts of terrorism and assisting others in acts of preparation under Section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006.

He was arrested at Manchester Airport shortly after arriving back in the U.K.

22 people died in the terrorist attack, including children, on May 22nd 2017.

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At approximately 10:30pm, 22-year-old Salman Abedi walked into the arena and detonated a device packed with shrapnel.

His brother Hashem was handed a 55-year prison sentence last August for his role in the attack.

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