Manchester attack: Police release new CCTV images of bomber Salman Abedi
Salman Abedi can be seen wheeling bags around in Manchester just days before the attack. (Image source: Greater Manchester Police) Photograph: (Others)
New CCTV images of Manchester attacker Salman Abedi have been released by Greater Manchester Police (GMP) hoping to “jog people’s memories”.
Police believe Abedi could have been carrying bags packed with explosives through the streets of Manchester. (Image source: Greater Manchester Police) (Others)
Police believe Abedi could have been carrying bags packed with explosives through the streets of Manchester.
In the images, Abedi can be seen wheeling bags down the street just days before the suicide bombing.
Police also released pictures of the white Nissan Micra he used and a red and blue barrel stored inside the car. Officers are appealing for information about the barrels as Abedi is believed to have made “repeated trips” to the car before the attack.
Officers believe bomb parts were stored inside Abedi's Nissan Micra. (Image source: Greater Manchester Police) (Others)
Blue and red barrel stored inside the Nissan Micra. (Image source: Greater Manchester Police) (Others)
Detective Chief Superintendent Russ Jackson, Head of North West Counter Terrorism Policing said, “We have tracked him buying nuts from a DIY store that were used for shrapnel as well as the tin which we believe the explosive was placed in.
“He has also been tracked going to and from the Banff Road area of Rusholme. It is in Rusholme where the white Micra was found and in it considerable evidence. The Micra contained materials for bomb making and Abedi is forensically linked to the car.”
The suicide bombing at Ariana Grande’s concert in Manchester left 22 dead and more than 200 injured.