Published on 5 Dec 2017 Sections

Manchester attack could have been stopped ‘had cards fallen differently’

Senior Home Affairs Correspondent

The security services might have stopped the Manchester terror attack if intelligence about the bomber hadn’t been misinterpreted.

The independent assessment of that attack, and three others in London, found that MI5 and counter-terrorism officers had not been “entirely blindsided” by the incidents. But it’s also emerged that nine potential terror attacks have been prevented in the UK since March.

Article topics