Man arrested after allegedly dressing as Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi for Halloween
North Yorkshire police have arrested a man who allegedly wore a Halloween costume depicting Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi.
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A man has been arrested following complaints on social media about somebody wearing a Halloween costume that depicted Salman Abedi, the Manchester Arena bomber.
Pictures of a man wearing na Arabic-style headdress, with the slogan “I love Ariana Grande” on his t-shirt.
The man was also carrying a rucksack with “boom” and “TNT” written on the front, with the Halloween costume causing fury when it was posted online earlier this week.
A spokesperson for North Yorkshire police said: “North Yorkshire Police can confirm that a man has been arrested after the force received complaints about a man wearing an offensive costume on social media depicting murderer Salman Abedi, who killed 22 people at Manchester Arena.
“The man was arrested on November 1 on suspicion of a number of offences including using a public communication network to send offensive messages.”
The man has been released on bail pending further inquiries into the incident.
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Salman Abedi killed 22 people, as well as himself, when he detonated a bomb at the end of an Ariana Grande concert at the venue on May 22, 2017.
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