May 29, 2017 / 6:39 AM / 2 months ago

UK police arrest 16th person in connection with Manchester attack

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A banner, soft toys and flowers are displayed in Manchester, Britain, May 27, 2017.Phil Noble

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

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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