THE heartbroken dad of the youngest victim of the Manchester Arena bombing says the MI5 "has blood on its hands".
Andrew Roussos' daughter Saffie-Rose was just eight when she was killed alongside 21 others in the May 2017 terror attack.
The grieving father has now spoken out ahead of the third and final report on the bombing – which is set to be released today.
For months the Manchester Arena bombing inquiry has heard from the secret service behind closed doors.
The MI5 was laying out its timeline of events in identifying terror attacker Salman Abedi as a potential threat – and why it didn't escalate his case.
Saffie-Rose's dad Andrew has now slammed the secret service and said he wants bosses to fess up to the fact they made mistakes, and let Abedi "slip through the cracks".
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He told SkyNews: "Salman Abedi should have been stopped before he got to that arena and that's MI5's job.
"They know the threat, they know what these people do and don't do, they know where to look and not to look, and they were more prepared than what Manchester was that night – so MI5, for me, have got blood on their hands."
Andrew added: "I want them to admit that with all the signs and what they knew about this family and Salman Abedi that they let it slip through the cracks, because they did."
Today's report is set to outline the role the MI5 played in the months and years leading up to the attack.
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It is also due to look into the bomber's links to the convicted terrorists, and the radicalisation of the Abedi family.
In November last year, a critical report found at least one of the victims would have survived the attack had it not been for the "inadequate" emergency response.
Following the findings, Saffie-Rose's family made the heartbreaking statement that victims were failed by emergency services on an "unfathomable scale".
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