Interpol pledges support to Britain after Manchester bombing attack

Source: Xinhua| 2017-05-23 23:41:21|Editor: yan
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PARIS, May 23 (Xinhua) -- France-based Interpol on Tuesday pledged "every necessary support" to British authorities in the wake of Manchester assault which had left scores of casualties.

"In a fast moving investigation such as this, the clear flow of information is vital, both for police focusing on their inquiries and for the families and friends trying to establish if their loved ones have been involved," said Jurgen Stock, Interpol Secretary General in a press release.

"Interpol will provide whatever support is required by the UK both now and as their inquiries progress," he added.

With that aim, the world police body said it was in close contact with its National Central Bureaus in all of its 190 member countries to help "streamlining exchanges with the UK and relieving pressure on the authorities currently investigating the incident."

It added that any information or requests could be channeled through its command and coordination center where it has set a crisis cell.

An attack claimed by the Islamic State (IS) targeted a concert of U.S. singer Ariana Grande in Manchester on Monday evening.

A total of 22 people, including children, were killed and 59 injured in the terror assault, police announced Tuesday.