May 29, 2017 / 6:30 AM / 5 months ago

UK police arrest 16th person in connection with Manchester attack

(Reuters) - British police said on Monday they had arrested a 16th person in connection with the Manchester suicide bombing last week.

Armed police officers stand on duty in central Manchester, Britain, May 28, 2017. REUTERS/Phil Noble

The 23-year-old man was arrested in Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex, “on suspicion on offences contrary to the terrorism act”, Greater Manchester Police said on Twitter.

A total of 16 people have been arrested in connection with the attack, in which 22 people died. Two were released without charge, while 14 men remained in custody for questioning, the police said.

Reporting by Sangameswaran S in Bengaluru; Editing by Gopakumar Warrier

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