Armed Police Raid a Property in Moss Side, One Arrest in Old Trafford

Police close the road leading to Quantock Street in the Moss Side area of Manchester where a raid was carried out earlier on May 28, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Anthony Devlin/Getty Images)
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Armed police have carried out a fresh raid in the Moss Side area of Manchester whilst a twelfth suspect was arrested in Old Trafford.

The Guardian reports armed officers have raided a property near Quantock Close and Selworth Road in Moss Side shortly before 2 pm on Sunday in connection to the Manchester Arena terror attack. A dog unit was at the scene, and roads were closed off in the surrounding area.

Residents reported hearing the explosion at 1 pm, and it is alleged that the family who live in the raided house are Libyan.

One resident wrote on Twitter: “There was an explosion about half-an-hour ago on Selworthy Road, Moss Side. There is [sic] armed police and dogs surrounding the area.”

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: “During the search, three men were arrested on suspicion of offences contrary to the terrorism act but were soon after de-arrested.”

A police cordon remains in place.

A 25-year-old was also arrested in the Old Trafford area of the city on suspicion of offences contrary to the Terrorism Act.

On Sunday Morning, Home Secretary Amber Rudd admitted that members of suicide bomber Salman Abedi’s terror network could still be at large and that “until the operation is complete, we can’t be entirely sure that it is closed.”

Fourteen people have been arrested in Britain in connection with the Manchester attack, one of who is believed to beAbedi’s older brother Ismael. A woman and a 16-year-old have been released without charge. Twelve men remain in custody for questioning.

In Libya, the father and brother of the bomber, Salman Abedi and Hashem, are also in detention.


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