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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.


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.


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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