Police have arrested a 38-year-old man at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of terror offences in connection with the suicide bombing at Manchester Arena.
Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said in a statement: “The 38-year-old was arrested on suspicion of offences contrary to the Terrorism Act and remains in custody.”
“The arrest was planned beforehand and there was no direct threat to the airport.”
As it stands 19 people in total have been arrested in connection with the investigation, of which twelve people have since been released without charge.”
“A total of seven men remain in custody for questioning.”
GMP said on Tuesday that they believe Salman Abedi may have used his white Nissan Micra car to store devices to make an improvised explosive device as they said, “significant evidence” was found.
GMP issued these photos of a red bag and the car and are appealing for anyone to come forward with any information they may have.
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GMP are also appealing for anyone who may have seen Abedi in these locations with this bag.
Latest update – Anyone with information should call the Anti-Terrorist Hotline in confidence on 0800 789321. pic.twitter.com/Tde39GyAmJ
— G M Police (@gmpolice) June 1, 2017
Russ Jackson, Detective chief superintendent said: “Our investigation has also revealed that Abedi made repeated trips to and from this car between May 18 and 22 and we believe he was taking items from the car to help assemble the device.”
“The car was sold by a previous keeper on April 13 2017.”
“Abedi left the country on April 15 and it is vital that we understand what happened to this car during these few days between April 13 and 15.”