Police authorities decided to stop sharing information regarding the ongoing investigation of the Manchester attack with the U.S. intelligence following a series of Media leaks. In fact, the investigators and British officials were not happy after learning about the disclosure of confidential information.

On Thursday, the British government announced they were banning the U.S. from getting updates about the incident. Reuters reported that "irate British police briefly stopped sharing information with U.S. agencies." The decision came after some U.S.

officials allegedly disclosed some information about the investigation to the media.

'We are furious'

An affiliate of Whitehall said British officials, particularly Prime Minister Theresa May, thought the leak was "unacceptable" and could be "distressing" to the victims, their families, and to the public in general. The insider added that British officials are currently discussing the matter with their U.S. counterparts.

Similarly, the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) condemned the series of media leaks which clearly "undermined" the efforts of those who are in-charge of the investigation. The British organization also said the act was a violation of trust they have built with the U.S. over the years.

More than that, NPCC thought the unauthorized disclosure of these pieces of evidence could greatly affect the victims of the terrorist act that killed 22 civilians and left 59 others injured.

Metro mayor Andy Burnham said they were assured that the U.S. will stop passing sensitive materials that have something to do with the ongoing investigation of the Manchester explosion.

But despite that, the American press continued to receive information about the incident.

Burnham even described this false promise as "arrogant, wrong, and disrespectful" to the people of Greater Manchester.

Trump slams U.S. media leaks

According to the BBC, after receiving a surge of complaints from the British authorities and officials, Donald Trump finally addressed the issue and said that the media leaks were a "grave threat" to the national security of the U.S.

He added that the disclosure of unauthorized materials was "deeply troubling" and promised to look into the bottom of this issue.

Trump even said he will ask the Department of Justice to take charge of the matter and institute legal proceedings against the source if possible. The U.S. president also expressed his appreciation of U.S. and UK's relationship despite the recent disagreement.

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