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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 attacker's dad arrested 'during TV interview'

Salman Abedi was born in Manchester to Libyan parents.

The father of Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi has been arrested in the Libyan capital Tripoli while recording a TV interview, ITV News understands.

ITV News Middle East News Editor Lutfi Abu Aun reported Ramadan Abedi's arrest by masked gunmen who arrived in two cars, citing eyewitnesses.

Mr Abedi earlier claimed his son is innocent, telling The Associated Press by telephone from Tripoli: "We don't believe in killing innocents. This is not us."

Attacker Salman Abedi's younger and older brothers are understood to be among a handful of people arrested in the wake of Monday's bombing.

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