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Man arrested in Warwickshire over Manchester bombing

A man has been arrested at an address in Warwickshire, following searches connected to the Manchester suicide bombing.

Greater Manchester Police said the man was detained in Nuneaton on Wednesday evening.

In a statement, the force said: "We have been carrying out searching at an address in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, and arrested a man.

"These searches are connected to Monday's attack on the Manchester Arena."

It brings the total number of arrests in the UK to six men and one woman, all of whom are in custody and being questioned by police.


Security rethink after UK threat level is raised to critical

The decision to raise the threat level in the UK to 'critical' on Tuesday evening following the Manchester bombing has had far-reaching consequences across the country.

The activation of Operation Temperer by the government has resulted in the deployment of 3,800 troops to support the police in their security operations.

The plan means soldiers could be deployed to support police at major events such as the FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday or the Champions League final in Cardiff on June 3.

Chelsea football club, meanwhile, has decided to cancel its much-anticipated Premier League victory parade through the streets of west London on Sunday.

US singer Ariana Grande, who was performing at Manchester Arena on the night of the suicide bombing, has cancelled the European leg of her tour, including two shows at London's O2 Arena later this week.

Manchester City shows solidarity with United's win

Manchester City has stood behind Manchester United's win of the Europa League by tweeting a message of support.

The team, usually arch rivals, have both showed solidarity after the attack in the city that killed 22 people.


Woman arrested over Manchester bombing in armed raid

Police at the scene in Blackley where a woman was arrested. Credit: PA

A woman has been arrested in connection with the Manchester bombing following an armed raid on a block of flats in the north of the city.

Witnesses reported hearing a "huge bang" as police raided the building in Northland Road, Blackley, on Wednesday evening.

Greater Manchester Police said: "A search was carried out and a woman has been arrested in connection with the investigation into the Manchester Arena incident."

Resident Chris Barlow said: "There was about 30 people on the street - they said there's been an explosion at the flats, a bomb or explosion."

"There's CTU (counter terrorism unit) special forces - I spoke to one officer and they said they blew the door in and took a couple of people away."

Police remain outside the building, with officers only allowing residents to access the last stretch of road leading to the block.

1,000 extra police officers deployed across the UK

The military is providing armed guards for key locations across London after the terror threat level was raised. Credit: PA

One thousand extra armed police officers have been freed up to carry out patrols across the UK after regular defence was bolstered by the military, the Metropolitan Police has said.

The military has provided armed guards for key locations and transport hubs across London after the terror threat level was raised to critical.

The use of the soldiers at sites like Buckingham Palace, Downing Street, the Palace of Westminster and major embassies means armed officers usually standing guard at the sites can be used elsewhere.

Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley, head of national Counter Terrorism Policing, said: "We are grateful to the military who have enabled us to put even more police on the streets to protect the public at this time."

Scotland Yard said the police plan - named Operation Temperer - was seeing it and partners "do everything they can to protect the public".

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