Manchester concert attack preventable: Interior Minister
LONDON - Reuters
Britain's interior minister Amber Rudd said on Dec. 5 a government report had concluded it was "conceivable" that security services could have prevented a suicide attack which killed 22 people at a pop concert in Manchester in May.
His victims included seven children while more than 500 were injured.
Rudd said a government-commissioned report by David Anderson, the former independent reviewer of terrorism legislation, found security services were passed information on the suicide bomber earlier this year, but he was not considered high risk at the time of the attacks.
"It is conceivable that the attack might have been averted had the cards fallen differently," Rudd told parliament.