Manchester hunt: UK police finds suspicious items

Armed police officers walk along the aisle of a train at Milton Keynes station, Britain May 25, 2017. (Reuters)

British police investigating the Manchester suicide bombing said on Thursday they had found potentially suspicious items at an address in the nearby town of Wigan and had evacuated houses in the area as a precaution.

The police raided the property earlier on Thursday after they arrested a man in the town on Wednesday in connection with the attack with killed 22 people and injured more than 100.

They said later on Thursday that the discovery of potentially suspicious items had led them to bring in bomb disposal experts to make an assessment and to put a large cordon in place.

British police said they had resumed sharing information with US agencies after receiving “fresh assurances”, ending a suspension in the wake of leaks to US media about the Manchester suicide bombing.

“While we do not usually comment on information sharing arrangements ... having received fresh assurances, we are now working closely with our key partners around the world including all those in the ‘Five Eyes’ intelligence alliance,” said Mark

Rowley, Britain’s lead officer for counter-terrorism policing.

The Five Eyes alliance is made up of Britain, the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Earlier on Thursday, British Prime Minister spoke to US President Donald Trump to say intelligence shared between their two countries had to remain secure.

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