MI5’s testimony to the Manchester Arena terror attack inquiry has been described as “sanitised and redacted to the point of being useless”.

The 30-page statement reports the Sunday Timesis understood largely to cover evidence about Abedi that is already in the public domain, with critical information left out including key evidence relating to tip-offs about Manchester bomber Salman Abedi

Families of the victims of the bombing believe the evidence is crucial in understanding any failures by MI5. Manchester MP Graham Stringer said last week: “The relatives of the victims have a right to know the truth. MI5 are not protecting the country here — they are protecting themselves.”


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