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UK slams US on probe leaks; queen visits child victims

Associated Press logo Associated Press 5/25/2017 By JILL LAWLESS, PAISLEY DODDS and GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press
An armed soldier and policeman stand guard at Parliament, in London, Thursday, May 25, 2017. Armed troops are guarding vital locations in the country after the official threat level was raised to its highest point following a suicide bombing that killed more than 20 in Manchester. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) © The Associated Press An armed soldier and policeman stand guard at Parliament, in London, Thursday, May 25, 2017. Armed troops are guarding vital locations in the country after the official threat level was raised to its highest point following a suicide bombing that killed more than 20 in Manchester. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — British police arrested two more people and searched a new site in Manchester suspected of links to the concert bombing that left 22 people dead, as British authorities complained bitterly Thursday about investigation leaks blamed on U.S. officials.

A police officer at the scene at an address in Nuneaton, England Thursday May 25, 2017 where they arrested a seventh suspect in the investigation into the Manchester Arena bombing. British police have arrested a seventh person in connection with the Manchester Arena bombing. The man was held Wednesday after police carried out searches in the English town of Nuneaton, which is about 161 kilometers (100 miles) south of Manchester.(Joe Giddens/PA via AP) © The Associated Press A police officer at the scene at an address in Nuneaton, England Thursday May 25, 2017 where they arrested a seventh suspect in the investigation into the Manchester Arena bombing. British police have arrested a seventh person in connection with the Manchester Arena bombing. The man was held Wednesday after police carried out searches in the English town of Nuneaton, which is about 161 kilometers (100 miles) south of Manchester.(Joe Giddens/PA via AP)

British Prime Minister Theresa May said she plans to raise the issue with President Donald Trump at the NATO summit in Brussels. She said she plans to "make clear to President Trump that intelligence that is shared between our law enforcement agencies must remain secure."

Police activity at an address in Elsmore Road, in connection with the concert blast at the Manchester Arena, in Manchester, England, Wednesday May 24, 2017. British police say officers investigating the Manchester Arena concert blast have arrested a fifth suspect, and are assessing a package the suspect was carrying. Greater Manchester Police said the suspect was detained in Wigan, a town to the west of Manchester. ( Joe Giddens/PA via AP) © The Associated Press Police activity at an address in Elsmore Road, in connection with the concert blast at the Manchester Arena, in Manchester, England, Wednesday May 24, 2017. British police say officers investigating the Manchester Arena concert blast have arrested a fifth suspect, and are assessing a package the suspect was carrying. Greater Manchester Police said the suspect was detained in Wigan, a town to the west of Manchester. ( Joe Giddens/PA via AP)

British officials are particularly angry that photos detailing evidence about the bomb used in the Manchester attack were published in The New York Times, although it is not clear that the newspaper obtained the photos from U.S. officials.

A woman looks at the floral tributes and messages left for the victims of the concert blast, during a vigil at St Ann's Square in central Manchester, England, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. British police say officers investigating the Manchester Arena concert blast have arrested a fifth suspect, and are assessing a package the suspect was carrying. Greater Manchester Police said the suspect was detained in Wigan, a town to the west of Manchester. (Danny Lawson/PA via AP) © The Associated Press A woman looks at the floral tributes and messages left for the victims of the concert blast, during a vigil at St Ann's Square in central Manchester, England, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. British police say officers investigating the Manchester Arena concert blast have arrested a fifth suspect, and are assessing a package the suspect was carrying. Greater Manchester Police said the suspect was detained in Wigan, a town to the west of Manchester. (Danny Lawson/PA via AP)
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May also said Thursday that progress is being made in the Manchester bombing investigation noted the national threat level remains critical — meaning another attack may be imminent.

Religious leaders speak to crowds during a vigil at St Ann's square in central Manchester, England Wednesday May 24 2017. Police confirmed that more than 20 people were killed in an explosion following a Ariana Grande concert at the venue late Monday evening. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira) © The Associated Press Religious leaders speak to crowds during a vigil at St Ann's square in central Manchester, England Wednesday May 24 2017. Police confirmed that more than 20 people were killed in an explosion following a Ariana Grande concert at the venue late Monday evening. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

Speaking after a meeting of the government's COBRA crisis committee, May said "the public should remain vigilant."

Renee Rachel Black, right, and Sadiq Patelin pray in front of flower tributes at Albert Square central Manchester, England Wednesday May 24 2017. Police confirmed that more than 20 people were killed in an explosion following a Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena late Monday evening. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira) © The Associated Press Renee Rachel Black, right, and Sadiq Patelin pray in front of flower tributes at Albert Square central Manchester, England Wednesday May 24 2017. Police confirmed that more than 20 people were killed in an explosion following a Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena late Monday evening. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

As hundreds of British soldiers rush to protect some of the world's most visited tourist sites in London and elsewhere, police are pressing to uncover the network that is thought to have helped Abedi in the deadly attack.

Police officers inspect litter bins in central Manchester, Britain, Thursday May 25 2017. Police are searching a new site in Manchester suspected of links to Monday's bombing at a pop concert. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

Police officers inspect litter bins in central Manchester, Britain, Thursday May 25 2017. Police are searching a new site in Manchester suspected of links to Monday's bombing at a pop concert. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
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Greater Manchester Police condemned the leaks on behalf of the National Counter-Terrorism Policing units in a statement that suggested a severe rupture in trust between Britain and the United States, who have traditionally shared intelligence at the highest levels.

A woman buy vegetables in Curry Street in Manchester, Britain, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. On the Manchester street they call the "Curry Mile," there are very few Indian or Pakistani restaurants left. In a sign of the ever-changing face of this proudly multiethnic city, these days a hungry diner can choose between Halal snacks from Beirut, kebabs from Afghanistan or garishly colored sweets from India, among many others. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti) © The Associated Press A woman buy vegetables in Curry Street in Manchester, Britain, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. On the Manchester street they call the "Curry Mile," there are very few Indian or Pakistani restaurants left. In a sign of the ever-changing face of this proudly multiethnic city, these days a hungry diner can choose between Halal snacks from Beirut, kebabs from Afghanistan or garishly colored sweets from India, among many others. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

"When the trust is breached it undermines these relationships, and undermines our investigations and the confidence of victims, witnesses and their family," the statement said. "This damage is even greater when it involves unauthorized disclosure of potential evidence in the middle of a major counter terrorism investigation."

Two women sit in a bar in Curry Street in Manchester, Britain, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. On the Manchester street they call the "Curry Mile," there are very few Indian or Pakistani restaurants left. In a sign of the ever-changing face of this proudly multiethnic city, these days a hungry diner can choose between Halal snacks from Beirut, kebabs from Afghanistan or garishly colored sweets from India, among many others. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti) © The Associated Press Two women sit in a bar in Curry Street in Manchester, Britain, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. On the Manchester street they call the "Curry Mile," there are very few Indian or Pakistani restaurants left. In a sign of the ever-changing face of this proudly multiethnic city, these days a hungry diner can choose between Halal snacks from Beirut, kebabs from Afghanistan or garishly colored sweets from India, among many others. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

British police and security services are also upset that the name of British bomber Salman Abedi was apparently leaked by U.S. officials and published while police in Britain were withholding the name for operational security.

Police stand outside a block of flats in Blackley, north Manchester, Wednesday May 24, 2017, where a woman has been arrested in connection with the Manchester arena bombing. Additional arrests were made both in Britain and in Libya in the bombing that killed 22 people and wounded scores more. (Danny Lawson/PA via AP) © The Associated Press Police stand outside a block of flats in Blackley, north Manchester, Wednesday May 24, 2017, where a woman has been arrested in connection with the Manchester arena bombing. Additional arrests were made both in Britain and in Libya in the bombing that killed 22 people and wounded scores more. (Danny Lawson/PA via AP)

The bomber's name was allegedly released by U.S. officials just as raids were underway both in Manchester and in Libya where the bomber's father lives.

Police activity at an address in Elsmore Road, in connection with the concert blast at the Manchester Arena, in Manchester, England, Wednesday May 24, 2017. British police say officers investigating the Manchester Arena concert blast have arrested a fifth suspect, and are assessing a package the suspect was carrying. Greater Manchester Police said the suspect was detained in Wigan, a town to the west of Manchester. ( Joe Giddens/PA via AP) © The Associated Press Police activity at an address in Elsmore Road, in connection with the concert blast at the Manchester Arena, in Manchester, England, Wednesday May 24, 2017. British police say officers investigating the Manchester Arena concert blast have arrested a fifth suspect, and are assessing a package the suspect was carrying. Greater Manchester Police said the suspect was detained in Wigan, a town to the west of Manchester. ( Joe Giddens/PA via AP)

Home Secretary Amber Rudd complained the leaks could cost police "the element of surprise" in their bid to prevent future attacks.

Police activity at an address in Elsmore Road, in connection with the concert blast at the Manchester Arena, in Manchester, England, Wednesday May 24, 2017. British police say officers investigating the Manchester Arena concert blast have arrested a fifth suspect, and are assessing a package the suspect was carrying. Greater Manchester Police said the suspect was detained in Wigan, a town to the west of Manchester. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP) © The Associated Press Police activity at an address in Elsmore Road, in connection with the concert blast at the Manchester Arena, in Manchester, England, Wednesday May 24, 2017. British police say officers investigating the Manchester Arena concert blast have arrested a fifth suspect, and are assessing a package the suspect was carrying. Greater Manchester Police said the suspect was detained in Wigan, a town to the west of Manchester. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)

British officials, who have also had access to sensitive information regarding past U.S.-focused investigations, are bound by the Official Secrets Act. The act prohibits them from sharing sensitive information regarding national security but also prevents them from sharing security information involving other countries.

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A man walks past a newspaper reporting in the front about the suicide attack at a concert by Ariana Grande and in the back page about the victory of Manchester United winning the soccer Europa League final, in Manchester, Britain, Thursday, May 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti) © The Associated Press A man walks past a newspaper reporting in the front about the suicide attack at a concert by Ariana Grande and in the back page about the victory of Manchester United winning the soccer Europa League final, in Manchester, Britain, Thursday, May 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Greater Manchester Police say two men were arrested overnight in Manchester and in the Withington area south of the city. Officers also raided a property in the city's Moss Side neighborhood early Thursday and carried out a controlled explosion.

Police at the scene at an address in Nuneaton, England Thursday May 25, 2017 where they arrested a seventh suspect in the investigation into the Manchester Arena bombing. British police have arrested a seventh person in connection with the Manchester Arena bombing. The man was held Wednesday after police carried out searches in the English town of Nuneaton, which is about 161 kilometers (100 miles) south of Manchester.(Joe Giddens/PA via AP) © The Associated Press Police at the scene at an address in Nuneaton, England Thursday May 25, 2017 where they arrested a seventh suspect in the investigation into the Manchester Arena bombing. British police have arrested a seventh person in connection with the Manchester Arena bombing. The man was held Wednesday after police carried out searches in the English town of Nuneaton, which is about 161 kilometers (100 miles) south of Manchester.(Joe Giddens/PA via AP)

Eight men have now been detained in Britain connection with Monday's attack. Those include Abedi's brother Ismail, his father Ramadan Abedi told The Associated Press. A woman was arrested late Wednesday but was later released without charge.

A woman reacts as people look at tributes in a square in central Manchester, England, Thursday, May 25, 2017, ahead of a minute's silence for the victims of the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert that left more than 20 people dead and many more injured, as it ended on Monday night at the Manchester Arena. (Owen Humphreys/PA via AP) © The Associated Press A woman reacts as people look at tributes in a square in central Manchester, England, Thursday, May 25, 2017, ahead of a minute's silence for the victims of the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert that left more than 20 people dead and many more injured, as it ended on Monday night at the Manchester Arena. (Owen Humphreys/PA via AP)

The senior Abedi denied that his son Salman had links to militants, telling the AP in an interview "we don't believe in killing innocents" before being taken into custody in Libya, along with another son, Hashim.

People hold a minute of silence in a square in central Manchester, England, Thursday, May 25, 2017, after the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert that left more than 20 people dead and many more injured, as it ended on Monday night at the Manchester Arena. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti) © The Associated Press People hold a minute of silence in a square in central Manchester, England, Thursday, May 25, 2017, after the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert that left more than 20 people dead and many more injured, as it ended on Monday night at the Manchester Arena. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Abedi died in Monday's blast at an Ariana Grande concert. Grande cancelled concerts that were to take place Thursday and Friday in London, and in several other sites in Europe.

A woman reads a newspaper reporting in the front about the suicide attack at a concert by Ariana Grande and in the back page about the victory of Manchester United winning the soccer Europa League final, before holding a minute of silence in a square in central Manchester, England, Thursday, May 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti) © The Associated Press A woman reads a newspaper reporting in the front about the suicide attack at a concert by Ariana Grande and in the back page about the victory of Manchester United winning the soccer Europa League final, before holding a minute of silence in a square in central Manchester, England, Thursday, May 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Queen Elizabeth II visited Royal Manchester Children's Hospital on Thursday to talk to some of the concert blast victims. Twelve children under the age of 16 were taken to the hospital by ambulance following Monday night's attack.

Earlier Thursday, at 11 a.m., many across Britain fell silent and bowed their heads for a minute in tribute to the victims caught up in Monday night's concert bombing. Crowds gathered at well-known sites including London's Parliament and Trafalgar Squares and Manchester's Albert Square.

In addition to those killed, 116 people have received medical treatment at Manchester hospitals for wounds from the blast. The National Health Service says 75 people have been admitted to eight hospitals, "including 23 patients currently receiving critical care.

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Dodds and Katz reported from London.

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