Police release man held in connection with Manchester attack

Police officers gather on a street near a property that they raided in the Moss Side area of Manchester on 27 May 2017.

Ismail Abedi, 23, was arrested in Chorlton just a day after the terror attack on Manchester Arena which killed 22 people including seven children.

His release means 11 men remain in custody for questioning over the attack by Salman Abedi.

The arrest came after officers seized a vehicle which they said could provide a "significant development" in the investigation. A 100-metre cordon was set up around a white Nissan Micra, fearing it could be booby-trapped, and a Royal Logistics Corp bomb disposal team was called in. Abedi himself had returned from Libya, known to be a hotbed of IS activity, four days before carrying out the bombing. The caption was simply a heart.

Peter Mann, whose daughter Jaden was hurt, posted images of the visit on Facebook. "Never seen jaden so happy! even cried again myself".

The 23-year-old, who lived in a flat raided by counter-terror police in Shoreham-by-Sea on May 29, had been held on suspicion of terror offences.

The developments came Friday after police released new security camera images of Abedi before the attack, hoping to piece together his actions between May 18 and May 22.