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Manchester bomber: Police appeal to find suitcase as station reopens

Manchester Victoria railway station has reopened a week after the suicide bombing which killed 22 people and left more than 100 injured.

The reopening of the station comes just hours after a vigil was held in Manchester city centre for the victims of the attack, and a day after police appealed for information about a blue suitcase bomber Salman Abedi was carrying on the day of the attack.

Here is the latest on the investigation:

  • 14 men are in custody in connection with the bombing, which killed 22 people
  • Detectives have also been searching a landfill site in Bury in connection with the attack
  • MI5 has launched two inquiries into 'missed warnings' over the Manchester bomber
  • Of the more than 100 injured, 50 remain in hospital
  • The UK's terror threat has now been reduced from critical to severe
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Manchester police working with counter-terrorism network

Ian Hopkins, Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police. Credit: APTN

Greater Manchester Police are working closely with the national counter-terrorism policing network and UK intelligence partners to investigate the concert explosion on Monday evening.

Ian Hopkins, Chief Constable of GMB, said: "We are doing all that we can, working with local and national agencies to support those affected as we gather information about what happened last night.

"This is clearly a very concerning time for everyone.

"I ask people to remain vigilant and if they have any concerns at all, to report them to the national anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789321."

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