British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet with President Trump on the sidelines of this week’s NATO summit in Brussels to discuss a series of leaks related to the investigation into Monday’s deadly terror attack in Manchester, England.
Multiple U.K. news outlets reported Wednesday that British officials were furious after the New York Times published forensic photographs of parts of the bomb that killed 22 people and injured 119 others outside an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena.
Investigators worry that the leaks, which they believe to originate from the U.S. intelligence community, will complicate the probe into what they’ve described as a “network” surrounding suspected suicide bomber Salman Abedi. Greater Manchester Police said late Wednesday that six men and one woman had been arrested in a series of counterterror raids across Manchester’s sprawling suburbs.
“We are furious. This is completely unacceptable,” a Foreign Office source told the Press Association. “These images leaked from inside the U.S. system will be distressing for victims, their families and the wider public. The issue is being raised at every relevant level by the British authorities with their U.S. counterparts.”