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Manchester attacker's younger brother arrested in Libya

Salman Abedi was born in Manchester to Libyan parents.

The younger brother of Manchester suicide attacker Salman Abedi has been arrested in the Libyan capital Tripoli.

ITV News Security Editor Rohit Kachroo said Hashem Abedi had been held by counter-terrorism police on suspicion of links to so-called Islamic State.

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Off-duty police officer among Manchester attack victims

Chief constable Ian Hopkins confirmed the serving officer's death. Credit: ITV News

An off-duty police officer has been confirmed as one of the victims of the Manchester Arena suicide attack.

The death of a serving officer follows that of PC Keith Palmer who died defending the Houses of Parliament in March's Westminster terror attack.

Police Federation of England and Wales chair Steve White said: "Once again the service has been rocked by the devastating news that a member of the police family has lost their life because of the murderous actions of a terrorist.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of everybody affected at this difficult time.”

Greater Manchester Police chief constable Ian Hopkins also confirmed the death but said police would not be releasing further information at this stage.

Relatives still waiting for news of missing loved ones

Relatives across the region are still waiting to hear news of their missing loved ones.

Wendy Fawell and Courtney Boyle Credit: ITV Yorkshire

They include mother Wendy Fawell who is from Otley and Courtney Boyle, a student at Leeds Beckett University. Books of condolence have been opened in Bradford and Sheffield.

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Three arrests in connection with Manchester attack

Police at the scene of the arrests. Credit: ITV News

Three men have been arrested in connection with the suicide attack on Manchester Arena on Monday, police have announced.

The trio were held in South Manchester, Greater Manchester Police said.

A 23-year-old man was arrested yesterday in connection to the bombing on an Ariana Grande concert.

The attacker, said to be 22-year-old Salman Abedi, died in the blast.

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20 of 59 injured in Manchester attack in critical conditions

Tributes are left for the 22 people killed in the suicide bombing. Credit: PA

Some 20 people are in critical conditions and are being treated for "horrific injuries" following the Manchester terror attack, a senior NHS official has said.

Jon Rouse, chief officer of the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, confirmed that some people have life-threatening injuries.

Speaking to the BBC Mr Rouse said: "They've been the sort of traumatic injuries that you would expect in terms of the type of device used, the proximity to the people who were injured.

"We're dealing with injuries to major organs, we're dealing with loss of limbs potentially, we're dealing with embedded objects, all the horrific injuries that you would expect from the event that happened."

He continued that the victims were receiving "round-the-clock" treatment.

Of the 59 people injured in the suicide bombing, 12 were children.

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