The British police have stopped sharing intelligence information on the suicide bombing in Manchester with the United States, after some pictures from the crime scene were leaked in the US media. This move could interfere with the hunt for a possible bomb-maker who is still at large, but the UK could not afford to make more information public regarding the attack.
The issue was raised after the New York Times published detailed pictures of the crime scene of the Manchester bombing, which claimed the lives of 22 people. The pictures showed remains of the suspected bomber, the rucksack worn by him and also showed pictures of blood stains and the wreckage.
According to the media reports, British Prime Minister Theresa May will raise the issue of information leakage with US President Donald Trump today. The Manchester police hoped to resume information sharing with the US, but is currently furious over these leaks.
US is Britain’s most important defense and security ally, and the two countries have shared information with each other on a regular basis. The two countries also share intelligence as part of the ‘Five Eyes’ network which also includes Australia, Canada and New Zealand.
On Monday, a suicide bomber blew himself up at Ariana Grande’s concert which was taking place in Manchester. The place was jam-packed with young concert goers and the deadly attack left 22 people dead and several others injured.
So far the British police have arrested eight people in connection with the bombing, but the people who helped in making the bomb are still at large.