British Police Name Manchester Bomber as 22-year-old Salman Abedi

Salman Abedi has been named as the perpetrator of Monday night's attack in Northern England that left 22 dead and 59 injured

Police officers lay floral tributes in St Ann's Square in Manchester left in commemoration to those killed and injured in the Manchester Arena on Monday, May 23, 2017.
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A man who killed 22 people in a suicide bomb attack on a crowded concert hall in the northern English city of Manchester was named by British police on Tuesday as 22-year-old Salman Abedi.

"I can confirm that the man suspected of carrying out last night's atrocity is 22-year-old Salman Abedi," Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins told reporters, adding that he would not make any further comments about Abedi at this stage. 

"Our priority, along with the police counter terrorism network and our security partners, is to continue to establish whether he was acting alone or working as part of a wider network."