The UK’s most senior counter-terror officer has warned there will be “more arrests and more searches” after an area of Manchester was evacuated.

It comes as Theresa May announced the terror threat level has been reduced from critical, which means an attack is imminent, to severe, which means an attack is highly likely.

Mark Rowley has warned more raids will be taking place as police lifted a cordon in Moss Side where a large area was evacuated and a bomb disposal unit was sent.

A property was being searched in Boscombe Street as Greater Manchester Police attempt to close the net on the suspected terror network behind attacker Salman Abedi.

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