British police criticized the US media for publishing classified information about the terrorist attack
American media, citing unnamed officials have released the name of the suspect in the terrorist attack in Manchester.
LONDON, may 25. /Offset. TASS Maxim Ryzhkov/. The spread of American media highly confidential information about the terrorist attack in Manchester damages the investigation of this crime leads to the disclosure of potential evidence. This is stated in the statement of the Council of chiefs of police in the UK released by Wednesday evening.
“We deeply appreciate the valuable and trusting relationship that we have with intelligence, law enforcement, and partners on security issues around the world. These relationships allow us to interact and share private and confidential information, which enables us to defeat terrorism and to protect people at home and abroad. But when that trust is violated, it undermines these relationships and undermines our investigation, and the confidence of victims, witnesses and their families,” said the Council statement.
The American media has disclosed confidential information related to a crime in “Manchester-arena”. With reference to the information to unnamed officials in the United States, they announced the name of the suspect in the terrorist attack, Salman Abedi, despite the fact that the Prime Minister said before that is not in the interests of the investigation to disclose the name of the terrorist.
The American press got associated with the investigation of the photographs that was not intended for the media. For example, The New York Times published a picture of the intended detonator of an explosive device. As reported by the Guardian newspaper, head of administration County of greater Manchester, Andy Burnham made no secret of his outrage at the leaks to the press. “It deeply disturbed me, and I expressed my concerns to the Ambassador of the USA,” he said.
A blast at the indoor stadium “Manchester-arena” has thundered approximately at 22:35 local time on Monday (at 00:35 GMT on Tuesday) immediately after the speech, the American pop singer Ariana Grande. An explosive device detonated outside a concert hall in the foyer. According to recent reports, the victims were 22 people, 64 injured, of which 20 are in critical condition.