‘Limited’ new leads in investigation of 1996 Manchester bombing, The Manc

‘Limited’ new leads in investigation of 1996 Manchester bombing

On the 25th anniversary of the bomb, police have insisted they “remain absolutely committed” to bringing those responsible to justice.

Police have said there are “new, albeit limited, investigative opportunities” in the 25-year mission to find the culprits of the 1996 Manchester bomb.

The investigation into the attack – which involved the detonation of the biggest bomb in Britain since WWII – remains ongoing.

Hundreds were injured and parts of the city centre were left battered by the explosion on Corporation Street – which occurred a quarter of a century ago today (June 15).

The Provisional IRA executed the attack by blowing up a lorry – but no one has ever been charged.

On the 25th anniversary of the bomb, police have insisted they “remain absolutely committed” to bringing those responsible to justice.

Det Chief Supt Dominic Scally, the head of Counter Terrorism Policing North West, stated: “Since the 20th anniversary [of the attack], we have further reviewed the available evidence and looked at any new forensic lines of enquiry.

“This has provided some new, albeit limited, investigative opportunities and whilst it would not be appropriate for us to comment further at the moment, we remain absolutely committed to seeking prosecution if sufficient evidence becomes available.

“Despite the passage of time, I know the anniversary will bring back painful memories for all those affected by the devastating events of that day, and our thoughts remain with you at this time.”

Featured image: Robert Wade / Flickr

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