At 10.30pm last night, a bomb was detonated following the end of an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester’s MEN Arena.
At the time of reporting, 22 people, including children, have been killed in the attack, and there are a further 60 injured and being treated at hospitals around the city.
Reports are so far stating that police believe the attack was the work of a lone male suicide bomber, and police are investigating the incident as a terrorist attack.
If the event is confirmed as a terrorist attack, it’s likely that it will be the most devastating UK attack since the 2005 London bombing.
Since the attack occured overnight, tributes and comments have been pouring in from notable figures, politicians and celebrities.
Pop singer Ariana herself tweeted at around 3.30am, displaying her devastation.
PM Theresa May has also spoken out, releasing a statement at around 2.20am on Tuesday morning. She said: “We are working to establish the full details of what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack.
“All our thoughts are with the victims and the families of those who have been affected.”
London Mayor Sadiq Khan, also tweeted in support of those affected.
Jeremy Corbyn tweeted his statement, which also confirmed that both he and Theresa May would suspend general election campaigning until further notice.
Celebrities also tweeted from across the pond, to admit their shock. Reese Witherspoon was one of the people who tweeted to express her sadness about the events.
Police have issued a number for people to call if they are concerned about loved ones: +44 0161 856 9400
FROM: Woman & Home, our sister site