The Latest: UK police investigate car in Manchester

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Posted: Jun 02, 2017 7:07 AM
The Latest: UK police investigate car in Manchester

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the Manchester attack investigation (all times local):

12 p.m.

British police investigating the Manchester Arena attack have cordoned off an area around a car they believe may be significant to the investigation.

Police are hunting for clues about the movements of Salman Abedi, who detonated a backpack that killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert last week.

Officers have put in place a 100-meter (100-yard) cordon around a car in southern Manchester. People were being evacuated from Ronald McDonald House as a precaution, but a local hospital remained working as usual.

The developments came Friday after police have released new security camera images of the Manchester bomber's last moments, hoping to piece together his final preparations before the concert blast.

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11 a.m.

Police have released new CCTV images of the Manchester bomber's last moments, hoping to piece together his final preparations before the concert blast.

The images released Friday came as Salman Abedi's cousins acknowledged that they were traumatized by last week's attack at the Manchester Arena, where 22 people died. Isaac and Abz Forjani, who were arrested and released without charge, expressed shock at Abedi's actions.

Isaac Forjani told the BBC it's "not easy" being connected to "22 lost, innocent lives." He says "the fact that the person that did this is related to us by blood is something that's going to stay with me for the rest of my life."

The developments came amid reports ticket scalpers were attempting to profit from the upcoming Ariana Grande concert to benefit victims.