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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 Victoria station reopens after terror attack

A tribute inside the station. Credit: Pool

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

The station is attached to Manchester Arena, the site of the bombing carried out by 22-year-old Salman Abedi, and was shut to allow a forensic search of the area to take place.

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling and Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham lay wreathes in tribute to the victims. Credit: Pool

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling, Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham, and members of the police laid wreathes to commemorate the victims of the attack as the station reopened early on Tuesday morning.

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

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