Just four days after Monday’s barbarous attack at the Manchester Arena left 22 people, mainly children, dead – Greater Manchester Police have made a joyous revalation.
A large part of the Manchester terror network Salman Abedi was connected to, and who helped him carry out the attack, have already been arrested.
The announcement was made by Britain’s top counter terrorism officer who said a ‘large part of the network’ had been detained and ‘immense progress’ was occuring, according to The Guardian.
However assistant commissioner Mark Rowley added that there are likely to be more arrests over the next few weeks.
The cowardly ‘mule’, Salman Abedi, blew himself up in Manchester Arena on Monday night before it was revealed he had direct links to an ISIS cell operating in Manchester City Centre.
Not only did Abedi work within the ISIS cell but he was also in contact with a prolific recruiter for the Islamist terror group by the name of Raphael Hostey who was based in Moss Side.
Three of the ten arrested so far are believed to be brothers – cousins of Salman Abedi himself.
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As I’m sure you have all seen already – arrests have been made far and wide following the terrorist attack in Manchester city centre, Moss Side, Wigan, and even Libya – where Abedi’s brother was planning an attack in the capital.
Hopefully these arrests will serve as peace of mind to those anxious of going about their normal daily lives in the aftermath of Monday’s attrocity.
Joseph Loftus is a Gold Standard NCTJ journalist with four years experience working for international and regional press.
As well as working for UNILAD and LADbible, Joseph has worked as Liverpool Correspondent for Unsigned & Independent Magazine, as well as stints with the Liverpool Echo and Warrington Guardian.