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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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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.

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