Manchester attack: Theresa May to address Donald Trump 'directly' over Manchester bomb images leak

Photographs of what appeared to be the blood-stained detonator and a backpack were leaked.

There is such anger in Government about the US leaking information relating to the Manchester bomb investigation that I understand Theresa May is expected to raise the issue directly with President Trump at the Nato summit on Thursday.

Ministers and Whitehall officials have been tearing their hair out over leaks to the US media of information from the British investigation into the attack.

A Whitehall source said: "British officials and ministers are making it clear to their US counterparts that these leaks from within the system are completely unacceptable."

The Prime Minister is expected to raise the information leak with President Trump. Credit: AP

These are not the kind of words ever really used about Britain's closest ally.

Police chiefs are also furious that the UK's most trusted intelligence sharing partners are playing fast and loose with information from a British investigation.

A National Counter Terrorism Policing spokesman said: "When that trust is breached it undermines these relationships, and undermines our investigations and the confidence of victims, witnesses and their families.

Donald Trump has been on a tour of the Middle East and will attend a NATO summit on Thursday. Credit: PA

"This damage is even greater when it involves unauthorised disclosure of potential evidence in the middle of a major counter terrorism investigation."

Of course President Trump's relationship with the US intelligence community is not the best.

He may well share the Prime Minister's frustration.

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