The British Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, expressed her annoyance on Wednesday after information leaks about the attack in Manchester in the United States. She said on the BBC she did “not want that to happen.”
Britain left Wednesday reflected in its annoyance with leaks in the US about the author of the suicide bombing that killed 22 people Monday in Manchester, judging that such revelations might hinder the investigation.
The US television networks, based on sources in the US, revealed Tuesday that the suspect of the bombing was called Salman Abedi several hours before Manchester Police issued his name to the public.
“This should not happen again”
Asked on the BBC about the leaks to the US and asked to say whether she would think about how Britain shares information with other countries, the British Home Secretary, Amber Rudd replied: “Yes, quite frankly. I mean that the British police was very clear that she wants to control the flow of information in order to preserve the integrity of operations, the element of surprise. Therefore, it is irritating to see that it comes from other sources. ” “I very clearly told our friends that this should happen again”, she added.
Asked to say whether the leaks in the US had compromised the investigation, she said: “I would not go that far but I can say they are well aware of the situation and that it should not reproduce. “
While she was speaking, his French counterpart Gérard Collomb said on BFMTV that British investigations of Salman Abedi had links “proven” with the organization Islamic state and that he had been “in Libya and probably Syria”. British officials have refused to confirm the details provided by Gérard Collomb.