Manchester suicide bomber was mostly ‘acting alone’, police say

The Manchester suicide bomber mostly acted alone in the days before the attack, police have said.

Salman Abedi is thought to have purchased the main components for the bomb and assembled it himself before blowing himself up and killing 22 others at the Manchester Arena last week.

Greater Manchester Police said they were still working to establish if he was part of a wider network, but believe he was acting alone in the four days leading up to the atrocity.

Three of the 16 people who were in custody have now been released without charge, including a 20 and 24-year-old from the Fallowfield area and a 37-year-old man from Blackley.

  • rich

    yeah right!

  • H

    So those other 16 people (3 released now) that they brought in immediately after the attack, they were all independently plotting their own “lone wolf” attacks, perhaps, and had nothing to do with the Manchester murders? You can’t believe anything the UK police say anymore.

    • David Murrell

      The reason the quisling-Manchester police say the war criminal “acted alone” is precisely to allow them to spring the remaining 13. The Manchester police support the murder of innocent schoolgirls — so long as they’re white.

    • WalterBannon

      They are not police. They are the Gestapo. Political Correctness thugs and enforcers who’s job is to stamp down hard with their hob nailed boots on people like Tommy Robinson who speak up against the cultural Marxist agenda.

  • Manual Paleologos

    I have heard other reports, and they are bolstered by the string of arrests that occurred after the bombing, that the security services broke up a number of bombing attempts for Manchester that day, and that numbnuts (I guess no-nuts now) got through because they thought they had gotten them all. The reports indicated that there were to be simultaneous explosions, and possibly follow up explosions targeting the first responders.

    • Brett_McS

      That would indicate a widely coordinated attack. That sort of thing can’t happen unless the whole community keeps quiet about it.

      • mobuyus

        In denmark the other day cops pulled over a car for speeding and were violently attacked by upwards to 150 community members. Communities of muslims can get up to all sorts of things together.

  • Brett_McS

    Any other group would be subject to widespread infiltration by the security services. In the end, the KKK had almost as many FBI infiltrators on their books as real members.

    I’ guessing that the Manchester Police would consider that idea beyond the pale. Better to risk British lives than risk being called racist Islamophobes.

    • mobuyus

      In Ontario a few years ago at a Hells Angels meeting the three meeting were all police operatives this was at the time the OPP were driving around Ontario in a tractor trailor emblazened with the big red machine advert on it’s side, going to biker partys and festivals. But The Hells Angels are not a protected favoured species like islamopiphicine. The islamopiphicine must be allowed to do what islamopiphicines do. To interfere in their daily scheming would be islamophobic.

      • FactsWillOut

        Compared to the asshats who run things, the Hell’s are on our side, despite being an extortion racket.

        • mobuyus

          They did volunteer to go to Afghanistan as a unit after 9/11 but were turned down.

          • FactsWillOut

            Must’ve been a rules of engagement “disagreement”.

        • Slickfoot

          The ‘Red and White’ generally don’t bother those that don’t bother them, and though hardly upright citizens they tend to think of themselves as patriotic Americans, during the Vietnam war they volunteered for duty as a unit, they of course were roundly rejected as unfit.

          • FactsWillOut

            Sadly, engaging in black market activity that competes with them bothers them. In that way, they are very much like the asshats who own us.

  • FactsWillOut

    16 more people “on the radar” free to walk the streets.
    Internment camps for muzz is the only humane way to go. If you want to get into cheaper, less humane methods, well, the taxpayer should not take the burden generated by those to whom they pay taxes.

  • Editor

    He may have acted alone in the last few hours but he was accompanied by allah, his family, his imam, his friends and a thousand years of islamic doctrine and thousands of “moderate islamists” who kept quiet during his radicalization and preparations.

    • FactsWillOut

      “Acted alone” just means he didn’t happen to be talking to any co-conspirators when he detonated.
      In other words, its total bullshit.

      • Exile1981

        The only reason he was alone when he detonated was he didn’t want to share his 72 virgins with anyone.

  • ed

    just covering their own incompetence follow the money follow the electronic trail where is his Shaheed video ??? [ ed Manchesteristan ]

  • Hktony

    Fcking british pigs! A disgrace to the uniform!!!

    • mobuyus

      You again with your anti cop BS.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    How much Hydrogen Peroxide and Acetone do you have to buy to attract attention?

    • FactsWillOut

      Are you saying that the state should keep track of what we buy?

      • Raymond Hietapakka

        If they fall under the category of “Precursor Chemicals” beyond a certain amount, why not? I was once required to keep a daily log book detailing the daily consumption of certain hazardous substances I was utilizing at the time…

        • WalterBannon

          Ban Islam instead of banning commerce.

          Deport Muslims, instead of restricting everybody else’s freedom

  • andycanuck

    Japanese takeover of Shanghai mostly rape-free.

  • DJ

    Is that like being mostly pregnant?

    • FactsWillOut

      A little bit, yes.

  • Linda1000
  • Tooth&Claw

    An intellectually ‘slow’ person as described by one of his school teachers, did it all alone. Factor in all the other apprehensions of people soon after and it’s not believable or plausible.

    • Exile1981

      One of the arrested was his cousin the hair dresser who is believed to be the source of the chemicals.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Mostly a lone wolf, except where he was running with a pack of other lone wolfs.

  • Oh, really?

    So why were ten other people arrested?

    It’s like the British authorities want to fail.

    • FactsWillOut

      They are in fact succeeding tremendously, its just that we peons don’t like their goals.

      • Yes, there is nothing like waking up in the morning only to be blown up that one does not like.

  • WalterBannon

    ..was Mostly ‘Acting Alone’, Mostly

    • FactsWillOut

      I think we both know the only way to be sure.