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Manchester Attack

British police resume sharing intelligence with U.S.

British police are once again sharing intelligence information with the United States, following a suspension announced Thursday morning in the wake of several leaks about the Manchester bombing by U.S. officials to the media.

Sensitive details that were revealed to reporters include the name of the suspected bomber and the type of backpack he carried; British officials had wanted to keep the bomber's identity a secret for at least 36 hours so as to not tip off any accomplices. Prime Minister Theresa May said Thursday she would "make clear to President Trump that intelligence shared between our security agencies must remain secure," and on Thursday night, Mark Rowley, the Metropolitan Police's assistant commissioner for specialist operations, said that after receiving "fresh assurances" from the U.S., the two countries were once again sharing material.