Westminster attack: Man arrested just yards from former Factory Records HQ in Manchester

Police have made a string of arrests since Wednesday's attacks

Police have made a string of arrests since Wednesday's attacks

Friday, March 24, 2017

A man has been arrested in one of Manchester's leafiest suburb as the post-Westminster investigation continues.

Police had said two new arrests were made overnight in connection with Wednesday's terror attacks in central London, one in the north west and the other in the west Midlands.

Now it has emerged that the north west arrest was made in West Didsbury, a fashionable area four miles from the centre of Manchester, popular with students and young professionals.

The Manchester Evening News reports that a property was raided in Lawnside Mews - just yards from the former headquarters of Factory Records, the legendary record label behind Joy Division, New Order and the Happy Mondays.

The paper also reports that the man arrested was in his 30s.

A total of nine people remain in custody over the attacks in Westminster, which left five people dead and dozens injured.

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