Malaysian students detained in Manchester released without charge

 |May 31, 2017
File photo of the Manchester Arena. – Pic credit Wikimedia Commons.

Malaysia’s Foreign Affairs Ministry confirmed it received reports that three Malaysian students were detained by the Greater Manchester Police two days ago.

“It is believed that the students were brought to the Longsight Police Station in Manchester, for questioning,” Wisma Putra said in a statement.

It added that all three students were released later the same day.

The UK Times in a report said that police had raided a home occupied by Muslim students and that the raid prompted fears that Manchester Arena suicide bomber Salman Abedi may have used their address as part of his plot.

It also said that friends of the three Malaysian students remarked that Salman may have taken advantage of their hospitality while he was planning the attack.

All three were released without charge, The UK Times said.

Manchester police, in an update by UK’s newssite Independent, said that 11 suspects remain in custody in investigations into the Manchester Arena bombing incident.