London 'irritated' by US leaks in Manchester attack

Rudd complained to the US Department of Homeland Security and other intelligence branches about leaks to US media of details of the probe into the deadly Monday attack and the bomber's identity that had not yet been made public.

London 'irritated' by US leaks in Manchester attack

World Bulletin / News Desk

Britain's powerful Home Secretary Amber Rudd scolded American counterparts Wednesday over the leaking of crucial details about the Manchester suicide bombing before they were released by British authorities.

Soon after her warning, the New York Times again scooped British authorities and other media by publishing photographs from the scene of remnants of the bomb, apparently taken by police investigators.

"The British police have been very clear that they want to control the flow of information in order to protect operational integrity... the element of surprise," Rudd told BBC radio.

"So it is irritating if it gets released from other sources and I have been very clear with our friends that that should not happen again."

Asked if the US authorities had compromised the investigation, she said: "I wouldn't go that far.

"But I can say that they are perfectly clear about the situation and that it shouldn't happen again."



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