The Manchester Arena suicide bomber Salman Abedi should have been identified as a security threat on the night of the attack, a public inquiry has found.

Sir John Saunders, chair of the inquiry, found there were “serious shortcomings” and a number of missed opportunities by those in charge of security to prevent the May 2017 attack. Saunders said he considered it likely Abedi would still have detonated his device if confronted, “but the loss of life and injury is highly likely to have been less”. The attack killed 22 people and injured hundreds more.

Manchester-born Abedi, of Libyan descent, walked across the foyer of the venue and detonated his shrapnel-laden device, packed into his bulging rucksack, at 10.31pm on 22 May, just as thousands of people, including many children, left an Ariana Grande concert.

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