Man arrested at Liverpool Airport over Manchester terror attack

The arrest is the 23rd under the investigation into the suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert on 22 May in which Salman Abedi killed 22 other people.

"He was arrested on suspicion of offences contrary to the Terrorism Act and remains in custody", Greater Manchester Police said in a statement.

A 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the Manchester terror attack, according to reports.

Abedi's older brother, Ismail, was among more than a dozen people held and questioned by police in the United Kingdom before being released without charge.

Detective Chief Superintendent Russ Jackson, head of the North West Counter Terrorism Unit (NWCTU), said officers were "engaged" with the authorities in war-torn Libya where Hashem Abedi is now being held.

Police have said they are keen to speak to Abedi's brother Hashem, who is being held in Libya.

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Greater Manchester Police also disclosed more emotional details of the aftermath of the attack on May 22, describing how forensics officers had used roses and nameplates to pinpoint where the bodies of families' loved ones fell in a dignified way.

The bomb had a "devastating" impact and gouged out a section of the concrete floor of Manchester Arena in the heart of the city.

"We don't have evidence of a large network", Jackson told reporters at an update on the investigation. We do believe further arrests are possible.

There were a number of arrests immediately after the attack, including of Abedi's brother, but police later declared they beleived the killer had acted largely alone.

"We are now engaging with the Crown Prosecution Service and the Libyan authorities. We do however believe further arrests are possible".

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