The U.K.’s security service has launched two inquiries into how it missed the danger posed by the Manchester bomber despite the fact he had been flagged as a threat on several occasions, the Guardian reported Monday.
One inquiry, launched last week, will look at the short-term circumstances that led to MI5’s failure to identify 22-year-old Salman Abedi, while another is set to look at the agency’s decision-making processes that allowed him to evade investigation.
A total of 22 people were killed and dozens injured in the suicide bombing at an Ariane Grande concert at the Manchester Arena on May 22.
In the early hours of Monday, a 23-year-old man was arrested in Sussex, bringing the total number of individuals in custody in connection with the attack to 14.
By: Harry Cooper
29 May 2017