Here is what we know about the Manchester attack so far
Here’s what we know about the Manchester attack so far:
- The attack was carried out by a lone male suicide bomber who detonated an improvised explosive device.
- 22 people have been killed and 59 have been injured in the blast
- Children are among the dead
- The lone attacker died at the arena
- Police are investigating whether he acted alone or was part of a network
- It is the worst terrorist attack in the UK since 56 people were killed in the 7/7 London bombings in 2005.
- The explosion rocked the Manchester Arena at the conclusion of a performance by the American star Ariana Grande.
- Manchester Arena said the explosion happened outside the venue, as people began streaming from the doors.
- Greater Manchester Police said they were called to the venue at around 10.33pm and approach roads were closed.
- They said the blast was “being treated as a terrorist incident”.
- More than 400 officers were deployed on the operation throughout Monday night.
- Manchester Victoria station was evacuated and trains cancelled.
- The victims are being treated at eight hospitals across Greater Manchester, Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said.
- The Prime Minister condemned what was being treated as an “appalling terrorist attack” and said she would chair a meeting of the Government’s emergency Cobra committee on Tuesday.
- All national General Election campaigning was suspended after the explosion.
- A controlled explosion was carried out by police at the Cathedral Gardens area near Manchester Arena shortly after 1.30am.
- Police said the suspicious item at the centre of the controlled explosion was just abandoned clothing.
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