IMAGES have been released of Manchester bomber Salman Abedi on the night of the attack.

The pictures come from CCTV on Monday when he detonated a bomb at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester Arena, killing 22.

Police are now appealing for help to piece together what happened in the run-up to the incident.

Greater Manchester police chief constable Ian Hopkins and deputy assistant commissioner Neil Basu, senior national coordinator UK Counter Terrorism Policing, confirmed that one of the last places Abedi went was the city centre flat, and from there he left to make his way to the Manchester Arena.

It is believes the flat is “highly relevant” as the final assembly place for the device.

In a joint statement they said: “We are gathering a detailed picture of Abedi as the investigation develops and now need people to tell us if they have any information about his movements from May 18 when he returned to the UK through to Monday night.

 “The whole team are working round-the-clock. We have around 1,000 people involved in the investigation alone. In addition there are hundreds of officers and staff from Greater Manchester Police and other forces involved in the security around Greater Manchester.

“In the past five days we have gathered significant information about Abedi, his associates, his finances, the places he had been, how the device was built and the wider conspiracy.  As a result of the arrests and searches which have taken place we now have many further lines of enquiry. We already have more than 1,500 actions we are pursuing.

“This is still a live investigation which is not slowing down. Our priorities are to understand the run up to this terrible event and to understand if more people were involved in planning this attack.”

Since Monday night Greater Manchester Police and Counter Terrorism Policing North West have been working closely with the national counter terrorism policing network on what a large scale investigation.

Around 1,000 people have been involved in the investigation officers which has seen staff working on the response to the attack in day and night shifts of approximately 14 hours each.

Fourteen locations that are still being searched and 13 people have been arrested on suspicion of offences contrary to the Terrorism Act.

In total 17 warrants have been carried out mainly across Greater Manchester.

Within an hour of the attack taking place a specialist counter terrorism control room had been established with a first priority of identifying the attacker.

Specialist counter terrorist forensic teams were sent to try and identify the attacker and within two hours his identity was known and officers could begin to establish his movements to try and understand if anyone else was linked or any more attacks planned.

Firearms officers from across the country were deployed to support Greater Manchester Police colleagues who were already deployed to the area in case of a further attack.

Officers from around the national counter terrorism policing network were also called in from around the UK.

Anyone with information should call the Anti-Terrorist Hotline in confidence on 0800 789321.

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