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Manchester Arena Inquiry: Police Warned of Shortcomings Before Attack

Police were told of shortcomings in a terror response plan months before the Manchester Arena attack, an inquiry into the bombing has heard.

The police inspectorate warned in November 2016 that “an over-reliance” on the officer in charge of the response could see them overwhelmed. Policing experts believe that is what happened after the May 2017 attack.

A former inspector told the inquiry Greater Manchester Police was urged to “raise its game” at the time.

Read the full story at the BBC

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