But think about this: it was the USA who released Abedi's name.
And now France, through their Interior Minister Gerard Collomb, says that Abedi had proven links to the Islamic State in Syria.
And Amber Rudd has confirmed that Abedi was known to the security services "up to a point".
So I ask again: how do they know about Abedi? What was he on the periphery of?
#Breaking French interior minister says Manchester bomber is believed to have travelled to Syria and had "proven" links with Islamic State— Press Association (@PA) 24 May 2017