Greater Manchester Police have confirmed that the 25 year old man arrested last night following the incident at Manchester Victoria Station has been assessed by specialist medical staff and detained under the Mental Health Act.

The Counter Terrorism investigation remains ongoing but police say there is nothing to suggest the involvement of other people in this attack, but confirming this remains a main priority for the investigation.

The search of the address in Cheetham Hill, thought to be his last known address is continuing.

Meanwhile British Transport Police have been praised for their swift action in apprehending the attacker after a couple in their 50s were seriously injured and a British Transport Police Officer stabbed in the shoulder

ACC Sean O’Callaghan from BTP, said: “I am incredibly proud of the four officers who were immediately on scene last night, detaining a man who was wielding a knife. They were fearless, running towards danger and preventing further harm coming to passengers.


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