Police arrest wannabe pilot in new terror raid as Manchester attack probe widens
The latest update arrest came as new CCTV footage of evil killer Salman Abedi was released showing him shopping at a convenience store just hours before massacre
A wannabe pilot was today held by anti-terror police probing the Manchester Arena massacre.
A 23-year-old Libyan named locally as Alaedeen Sicri, also known as Ala Zakry, is the 16th person held in connection with last Monday’s suicide bomb attack.
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The latest arrest came as new CCTV footage of evil killer Salman Abedi was released showing him shopping at a convenience store just hours before he blasted 22 people to death at a gig.
Sicri is thought to have arrived in Britain around five years ago. He enrolled at a flight school near his flat in Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, more than 250 miles from Manchester. He was held in a dramatic early-hours swoop.
Charlie Foss, 22, and his pregnant girlfriend were house-sitting the flat next door when armed police arrived.
He said: “I woke up about one or two after I heard screaming and shouting.”
Sicri, who is said to have struggled to find airline work after qualifying as a pilot, was most recently running a Libyan e-commerce website from his flat.
He stayed with Jennifer Crump, 65, and husband John, 70, for more than three years before moving out to live with his western girlfriend.
Jennifer insisted Sicri never showed any signs of extremism. She said: “Every morning he’d leave looking really smart in his pilot’s uniform.
“He prayed every day, but he was never outwardly religious, there was nothing that rang any alarm bells.