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Police stop sharing information about the Manchester bombing
with the US following leaks to the American media.
After pictures appear showing bomb fragments and a backpack,
Britain expresses its anger at the highest level.
I will make clear to President Trump that intelligence that is shared
between our law enforcement agencies must remain secure.
In the past hour, police have described recent
arrests as "significant", and said some of the items seized
A minute's silence is held across the country to remember those
The Queen visits staff at the children's hospital,
and speaks to survivors of the attack.
To target that sort of thing, isn't it?
At no point did I see any member of staff cry. They just rose to the
challenge, and they just kept going. Some of those staff describe a night
they will never be able to forget. We'll have the latest
from Manchester, and we'll assess the seriousness of the row
between police and US authorities. Having criticised both in the past,
Donald Trump arrives in Brussels Net migration to the UK falls
by 84,000 - most of those leaving SHOUTING
Please, please, be respectful. Angry scenes at Ukip's manifesto
launch, as Theresa May is accused of being partly to blame
for the Manchester atrocity. And coming up in the
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where Jenson Button Good afternoon, and welcome
to the BBC News at One. Amidst the suffering and grief
of the Manchester bombing, now a major row between the agencies
whose job it is to investigate it. British police have stopped sharing
information about the attack with officials in the United States
after a series of leaks thought The New York Times published
photographs showing fragments of the bomb and a backpack used
to conceal it. An angry Theresa May says
she will raise the issue He's in Europe visiting Nato
headquarters, as police in Manchester announce further
arrests, and the names At 11am this morning,
much of the country came to a standstill for a minute's
silence as a mark of respect. And the Queen has been visiting some
of the injured in hospital. Let's go live to Manchester
now and Jane Hill. Simon, thank you, and welcome again
to St Ann's Square, where people continue to arrive all the time to
lay flowers and to read the growing number of tributes and signs of
solidarity and defiance that or around the memorial here. It is here
where people observe that minute's silence, which was extraordinarily
moving. We will talk about that later in the programme. Let's begin
with the investigation itself. In the last hour, greater magister
please have described a that have been made in connection with the
network believed to be behind Monday's bomb as significant. Police
also said that some of the items that have been seized in the
subsequent rates are very important. Our first report comes from our Home
Affairs Chris Bond and, Daniel Sandford. Just a warning that it
contains scenes you may find distressing.
Another fast moving police operation in Manchester this morning. Officers
with guns closing of roads around a college in humour. Army bomb
disposal experts were rapidly on the scene, responding to a suspect
package which was later found to be safe. This has been happening for
three days now in Manchester. Heavily armed officers arriving at
the location of the location as police try to manage an ever
expanding investigation. Overnight, there were more raids and more
arrests, including at this house in Withington in South Manchester. At
the moment, eight men or in custody. Most appear to be Libyans living in
Britain. These have been an intense three days for the officers and
staff of Greater Manchester Police, along with the National
counterterrorist policing network, and UK intelligence services. I want
to reassure people that the arrest that we have made significant. And
initial searches of premises have revealed items that we believe are
very important to the investigation. More details of the bomb itself came
out overnight. It appears to have been in a blue carry more backpack,
fragments of which were found at the scene. The bomber, Salman Abedi,
probably bought the backpack on Friday. The details leaked to the
New York Times by the American source suggest the bomb had this
metal initiator and the unusual high current battery. It is thought the
explosive may have been hydrogen peroxide -based, like the ABT. But
the leaking of the forensic pictures has caused furore. Police have
stopped sharing information with the Americans, after what they called a
breach of trust. The Prime Minister will now raise it at the highest
level. Shortly I will be travelling to the Nato summit, where I will be
working with international colleagues on defeating terrorism. I
will make clear to President Trump that intelligence that is shared
between our law enforcement agencies must remain secure. And the new
Manchester mayor expressed his dismay. I made known my concerns
about to the US ambassador. It's not acceptable to me that, you know,
here there is a live investigation taking place, and we cannot have
information being put in the public domain that is not under direct
control of the British police and security services. It seems that
Salman Abedi, the bomber who killed 22 people at the concert on Monday,
travelled from Libya, possibly via Prague to Dusseldorf, where German
police say he was in transit four days before the bombing. He to
Manchester from there. Yesterday, Salman Abedi's father, Ramadan
Abedi, was detained in Libya. A man who knew the father in Manchester
said he definitely had extremist views. Of course, no doubt. He was
very extremist, there is no doubt about that. There is no doubt now
that detectives investigating Monday's atrocity have made
progress. Enough to make them think they are dealing with a terrorist
network. But there are still important blindspots, particularly
around where the bomb was made. And a source said some suspicious
substances or an for. Daniel Sandford, BBC News, Manchester --
some suspicious substances or unaccounted for.
In a moment, we'll be live at the Nato meeting in Brussels,
and we'll have more from Germany on those reports that Salman Abedi
was in Dusseldorf just four days before the attack.
First, let's get the latest on the investigation
with our Home Affairs Correspondent, Daniel Sandford.
Lots happening, Daniel. Explain what is significant as far as you are
concerned? Well, I think the most important thing is that sense that
you got from Chief Constable Ian Hopkins just before we came an air
of some confidence about this investigation now for a couple of
days, it felt like they were not sure whether they had started making
progress. I think they now do feel they are making progress. It is
quite something for a Chief Constable to come out and say the
arrests are significant that items that were very important to the
investigation had been found. Of course, it has been by this row with
the Americans, the withdrawal of cooperation of this investigation
with the Americans. Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary, says she hopes that
will soon resume. Of course the questions for the intelligence
services about whether they missed the opportunity to stop Salman
Abedi. He was reported many, many times by members of the public who
were worried about his extremist views. A security source today
pointing out that he had been one of a larger pool of subjects of
interest at one point. But then that had been assessed that perhaps it
wasn't something to focus on at that time. This process of deciding who
to focus on inevitably relied on difficult professional judgments. It
is now inevitably a question of going back and looking at those
judgments and trying to work out where Salman Abedi was missed.
Daniel, thank you. Let's talk to our North America editor Jon Sopel.
There is going to be that meeting later, John, between Theresa May and
Donald Trump. The Prime Minister making it very clear that she was
angry about the leaking that has gone on. Yes, I think at the moment,
Downing Street and the White House are trying to sort diaries to fix a
time when that meeting can take place. It may not happen today, it
may happen tomorrow in Sicily at the G7. Theresa May will make clear her
displeasure. I suspect Donald Trump will say something to be a fact of,
welcome to my world, this is what I am up against on a daily basis with
our own intelligence services leaking against me, and giving
information out like you. I suspect Donald Trump may be sympathetic and
-- like it is candy. He might use it for his battle with American
intelligence services. I spoke to somebody senior a few moments ago,
they are well aware just how angry the British are about this. I'm
being told that at the highest levels between MI6, MI5, the NSA,
the CIA, you know, the links continue with the exception of staff
to do with the Manchester investigation. But at a lower level
I think it may be that the police may well have stopped sharing
information with their counterparts. It's also worth saying, there is a
very different culture in America about the handing out of
information. I think in Britain we are much more obsessed about the
secrecy of an investigation. I think in the US it is of an surprising
just how much information is given out very quickly indeed, and it may
be that whoever leaked this detailed material to the New York Times may
have thought, you know, I'm not doing anything wrong or unusual in
doing so. There are interesting. Thank you, Jon Sopel in Brussels.
Let's had to Berlin and talk to Damian
McGuinness. Damian, we have been getting more information in the last
little while about Salman Abedi's movements just in the days running
up to be a tax top law that's right, Jane. German police within the last
hour have confirmed that he was indeed in Germany four days before
the attack. He was in Dusseldorf Airport in transit. It appears he
did not leave the security transit zone. He was transferring from a
flight, possibly from the Middle East, according to various different
media reports. It seems he flew straight from Dusseldorf to
Manchester. German police have also confirmed they have been
investigating closely with British intelligence services. That is what
German officials have told us at the BBC. They have also said that so
far, they have no evidence indicating that the attacker had any
links to German Islamist is. That is important, because the area,
Dusseldorf, where that area is, is known to be a region where there are
suspected Islamist extremist cells. In fact, the Berlin Christmas market
attacker, Anis Amri, he had links to extremists in this region. That was
a big worry. Police say that is not on the cards, he had no links with
people in Germany. Now the next stage is to look at whether he had
any other links elsewhere and wet this support network was. Of course,
that's what people want to know now -- where this support network was.
Damian McGuinness, thank you. At 11am this morning,
a minute's silence was held across the country for those
affected by the attack. Greater Manchester's Mayor,
Andy Burnham, was among those hundreds of people observing
the silence in St Ann's I can't overstate how incredibly
moving those few minutes were. Our correspondent
Sarah Campbell reports. Remembering the children,
teenagers, mothers, fathers, relatives and friends
who lost their lives. As we come from different faiths,
different traditions, different cultures, we come as one
to declare that we are Manchester and we will continue
to be that Manchester, and so we ask your blessing
upon this time and we ask for your love and support on those
who suffer, that they will know that, above all, lies
the everlasting arms of God. The applause in St Ann's Square
in Manchester lasted for a minute We are Manchester through
and through, and we wanted to make sure that we were here today to show
the people of Manchester that we not only stand with you, we are part
of you and we are with you. When something really bad happens,
everybody needs to just stick together and do what they can to get
everybody who's affected, and I just can't imagine
what they are going through. My daughter spent last night crying
because she was so fearful I came to show my children
that we are here not just to grieve but to celebrate,
to celebrate what is in the hearts So many people didn't return
home on Monday evening. The names of three more of Monday's
victims were released today. Eilidh MacLeod was 14
years old and from Barra She was at the Ariana Grande
concert with a friend, who is still in a serious
condition in hospital. Wendy Fawell was 50 years old and
from Otley in West Yorkshire. Wendy's son Adam Fawell said
the family were "devastated", saying his mother was a wonderful
woman and she'll be sadly missed. Courtney Boyle was 19
and from Gateshead. She was at the concert
with her stepfather, Courtney's mother said
they were now both her angels Elaine McIver was an off-duty
Cheshire police officer. In a statement from her family,
she was described as "everyone's friend, the best we could ever
have wished for". Those people and all 22 who died,
and all of those who remain badly injured in hospital, continue to be
remembered here at this square in Manchester, people arriving here
constantly, laying flowers and reading the tributes. A lot of
people in tears and a lot of people expressing solidarity. The police
investigation continues. For now, from Manchester, back to you, Simon.
After a warm welcome in the Middle East,
and a "fantastic" visit with the Pope, US President Donald
Trump faces a tougher agenda today as he meets leaders of Nato
and the EU - both organisations he has criticised in the past.
Nato says it will become more involved in the fight
against so-called Islamic State militants, but the President
is likely to face pressure on trade and environmental concerns.
Let's go live to Brussels and our Europe Correspondent,
A busy schedule. It is, and some tricky issues to
navigate. To give a sense of that, we have two US president in Europe
today, former president Barack Obama has been in Berlin, and European
leaders saw eye to eye with him on many issues. New President Donald
Trump, they are grappling with how to deal with him. In this first set
of meetings in Brussels today, one EU official said it was cordial but
cool. Arriving at EU HQ a few minutes
late, Donald Trump. He has questioned the EU's future,
celebrated its opponents. So he seemed in no hurry to start this,
his first visit to Brussels. And it was always going to be an awkward
beginning. Donald Tusk, for his part... Has listed the new US
administration as a threat to the EU. These are leaders with widely
differing visions of the world. A US president sceptical about free trade
and fighting climate change, the EU side keen to impress the importance
of the Atlantic alliance, the value of western countries working
together. We have covered a lot of countries, a lot of leaders. Mr
Trump said he had met some great leaders on his trip. Apparently, he
mentioned the size of his election victory. But it seems there was
little warmth in this meeting. Look at the body language as they left.
Awkward. A sign there was little real agreement behind closed doors.
The US president did no press conference, so it was left to the EU
Donald to make his own solar statement, and hint how wide the
differences are. Some issues remain open, like climate and trade, and I
am not 100% sure that we can say today, that Mr President and myself,
that we have a common position, a common opinion about Russia.
Meanwhile, in Berlin, a very different reception. Mr Trump's
predecessor. One of my favourite partners throughout my presidency is
sitting next to me today, Chancellor Angela Merkel. She has done an
outstanding work. EU leaders are certainly more with the last
president Ben becomes -- than the current one. They want to act on
valued principles, not just interest. What we expect is that, at
the Nato meeting, things perhaps slightly more on the same page,
particularly when it comes to the joint effort to combat terrorism.
Police stop sharing information about the Manchester bombing with
the US after leaked pictures appear in American media showing bomb
fragments and a backpack. And coming up: A royal visit
to some of the injured Coming up in sport at half-past:
Ahead of this weekend's Manchester City Games,
featuring Olympians Greg Rutherford and Asha Philip, Philip tells us
we can't live in fear ahead Net long term migration -
that's the number of people coming to the UK minus the number of people
leaving - fell to below a quarter That was driven by an increase in EU
citizens leaving the country. The Office for National Statistics
said the change was driven by "a statistically significant"
increase of 40,000 people There was a 36% increase in EU
citizens leaving. On these latest numbers, the rise in
population due to immigration is still more than double what the
government target is, but they show it dropped substantially in 2016
compared to the year before. Fewer people are coming to the UK and more
are leaving. To arrive at a net immigration number, you take the
number of immigrants arriving in the UK, 588,000, down more than 40,000,
and take away the number of emigrants leaving, which was
339,000, which is up about 40,000. That leaves net immigration of
248,000, down by a quarter. We are determined to make sure we continue
to overall reduce the debt migration number but also to continue to get
the brightest and best for our economy. We asked EU immigrants is
they put more work leaving. We are scared about Brexit and don't know
what is going on. I think it's a sign that the economy in other
countries is getting better. So they don't need to be abroad, because
most people prefer to be in their country. I was speaking to him
yesterday and telling him I'd like to go back, because I don't really
feel safe here. I don't know what's going on. I think it's got to do
with the uncertainty about the Brexit situation. People are not
sure what the terms will be for immigrants. Two years ago, each ?1
you earned would exchange for more Polish or Czech Republic currency
then it would work here. But as the value of the pound has diminished,
so has that attraction. What was especially notable was the number
coming from the EU eight countries, those like the Czech Republic and
Poland that joined the EU in 2004. The number arriving was down a
third, 8000. The number leaving, up by more than half to 40 3000. The
difference, net migration to the UK from those countries, was 5000, the
lowest it has been since they joined the EU. EU numeric aid tapping
coming to the UK in large numbers since 2004, and it seems evident now
that some of those may be starting to go elsewhere. Today we learned
the economy, on revised estimate, grew by 0.2% in the first three
months of the year, a sharp slowdown than previously estimated. What we
don't yet know is whether or not slower immigration played a role.
There were angry scenes at Ukip's manifesto launch,
as party leaders accused Theresa May of being partly to blame
The party's deputy chairwoman Suzanne Evans said Mrs May "must
She cited Mrs May's failure to curb immigration,
the scrapping of stop and search powers, and cuts to police numbers.
Reporters were shouted down as they sought to challenge party
From Westminster, here's our political
Ukip back in campaigning mode after the Manchester attack.
Lighting candles, they say, is not enough.
Instead, an accusation that the Prime Minister must
bear some responsibility for what happened.
Theresa May has allowed jihadists who fought alongside Islamic State
She has failed to stop extremists spreading hatred
On her watch, even non-EU migration spiralled out of control and let
Paul Nuttall promised his party will cut out what he called
He later clarified he was not blaming Theresa May but said her
This is the Home Secretary who cut the number of police officers,
cut the number of border guards, cut the number of prison officers.
I am sorry, it isn't a good record at all.
As for blaming her personally for the attack, absolutely not,
What I am saying is that the politicians in this country
are too cowardly at the moment to actually face up
Ukip used this manifesto launch to push the integration agenda,
to try to persuade almost 4 million people who backed them last
time to stick with them and to win new support.
They are promising more troops, more police, cutting the overseas
aid budget to fund the NHS, a ban on the full face veil
The message is that Ukip are prepared to do and say
And on Brexit, a pitch to still play a role.
Ukip is the country's insurance policy and if the government begin
to backslide, during these negotiations, then it must note
After a dismal performance in the local elections
and a depleted roster of Parliamentary candidates,
Ukip has a struggle on its hands to prove it remains relevant.
Our assistant political editor, Norman Smith, is in Westminster.
As manifesto launches go, how did it go? Well, all the mainstream parties
are having a restrained, low-key we start campaigning, precisely not
what happened at the Ukip launch, which turned out to be a highly
charged, emotive occasion, in part because of their decision to put
confronting radical Islam at the heart of their manifesto. That was
always going to be controversial, in part because of the language a --
the language they used, talking about turning back the tide, cutting
out the cancer. We saw journalists shouted down, but above all, the
accusation that Theresa May was in part to blame for the Manchester
atrocity, because she hadn't curb immigration and she had cut police
numbers. We know Ukip are looking for a new identity. They have always
courted controversy. Some supporters will say they are just telling it as
it is, but I suspect many people will think it is just inappropriate
to be making those sort of arguments in the wake of such an atrocity.
Let's return now to our top story - and a short time ago the Queen
visited some of the survivors of Monday's bomb attack in hospital.
The Queen met dozens of staff who had worked through the night
to deal with the victims of the bombing.
Many of them had volunteered to come in after hearing of the attack.
She also met four young girls recovering from the blast,
Yes, a big shock, a really big shock.
One of the girls she met was 15-year-old Millie Robson,
a proud Ariana Grande fan, still wearing the singer's T-shirt.
I got to meet her before the concert as well, and she was lovely.
She won a competition for her and her friend
But by the time she left, a crowd had gathered.
There was a spontaneous round of cheering and applause.
Many health workers and ambulance staff have been working flat out
since they got the call on Monday night.
One of the hospitals involved in treating the victims
is Stepping Hill in Stockport, and some of the staff there have
had time now to reflect on what they have seen
I had contact through social media initially that something had
happened in Manchester but I wasn't aware of what had gone on.
20 minutes later, I got a call just to say that we'd had a first walk-in
patient from the incident, which made us then
It was quite clear that this was significant and a horrific
The evil that visited us that night caused this horrible thing,
When I arrived, the level of professionalism that I saw
amongst my colleagues was phenomenal.
There was an air of seriousness, professionalism, a need to focus.
What we saw on the night was real determination,
resilience, teamwork, staff really coming up
with what was required to deliver the best care for these patients.
I was inundated with messages from the team -
That came from health care assistants, nurses,
allied health professionals, doctors, consultants,
We all knew there were chances that we would know
This explosion happened in somewhere familiar to all of us.
We all have a sense of identity with Manchester.
At no point did I see any member of staff crack.
They just rose to the challenge and they just kept going.
I'm very proud of the way they responded.
And you want to hug your nearest and dearest.
It was the day after really when feelings settled in.
I just want to focus on the good things that I saw,
the good care that I saw, and that for me speaks
Remarkable people who did a remarkable job at Stepping Hill in
Stockport. Let's have a look at the weather.
It is warm and sunny out there. Many pictures coming in the sunshine.
This one from Swanage in Dorset, unbroken sunshine. Not so much in
the central Midlands and central Wales, with some fair weather clouds
bubbling up. But the temperatures continue to rise. For the more than
half of Scotland, in fact, most of Scotland seem unbroken sunshine, but
it wasn't like that earlier, with a bit of low cloud and sea mist around
the north-west corner. That has mainly burnt off and you can see
some fair weather cloud developing in the Midlands. For this afternoon,
it is looking hot and sunny across the board. A warmer day across
Scotland and Northern Ireland than yesterday and we could see highs in
Scotland reaching 28, maybe 29, which is also the case for England
and Wales. We could see highs around the high 20s Celsius for north-west
England, the Midlands and the north-west corner of London. Always
cooler in eastern coastal areas, because of an onshore breeze. If it
is too hot for you in land, just go to the coast. A lovely end to the
day with lots of sunshine. This evening and will be clear, dry, warm
and muggy, with the buildings exhorting all of the heat. Larger
towns and cities will be uncomfortable. Into Friday, a very
warm start and temperatures shooting up through the day. Once again,
plenty of sunshine. A bit of a breeze in the far south and
south-west and maybe one or two showers or storms in the far west of
Northern Ireland, and the temperatures up to mid to high 20s
Celsius. Northern Scotland, maybe the Midlands, could see 30. Heading
through Friday evening and overnight, we begin to see a change.
This area of low pressure and this weather front will bring a line of
showers and thunderstorms on Friday night and into Saturday morning into
the south and west. That continues to morph -- to move north and east
on Saturday morning, with torrential downpours and frequent lightning.
Into the afternoon, confined to northern and eastern parts but, to
the south, a fine afternoon, sunshine and quite hot in the
south-east. For Sunday, we could see some thunder in the south-east
again, so some showers or storms. Further north and west, a slightly
cooler and fresh appeal. We think that's what could happen into bank
holiday Monday, with the south-east remaining warm and humid, longer
spells of rain or some storms. A reminder of our main
story this lunchtime. Police stop sharing information
about the Manchester bombing with the US after leaked pictures appear
in American media showing bomb fragments and a backpack.
That's all from the BBC News at One, so it's goodbye from me.