British police resume intelligence sharing with US after receiving assurances

A British army soldier (left) and a police officer secure an entrance to the Ministry of Defence in central London.
A British army soldier (left) and a police officer secure an entrance to the Ministry of Defence in central London.PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (REUTERS) - British police said on Thursday (May 25) they had resumed sharing information with US agencies after receiving "fresh assurances", ending a suspension in the wake of leaks to US media about the Manchester suicide bombing.

"While we do not usually comment on information sharing arrangements... having received fresh assurances, we are now working closely with our key partners around the world including all those in the 'Five Eyes' intelligence alliance," said Mark Rowley, Britain's lead officer for counter-terrorism policing.

The Five Eyes alliance is made up of Britain, the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Earlier on Thursday, British Prime Minister spoke to US President Donald Trump to say intelligence shared between their two countries had to remain secure.

 

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