A suspected terror attack hit a concert in Manchester late Monday night (May 22).Advertisement
Police have confirmed that 22 people were killed in the explosion at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena.
Some of those who were killed were children while a further 59 people were injured as a result of the incident.
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The attack was carried out by one man, who died at the scene.
The aftermath has seen an outpouring of sympathy from key figures and firms from across Preston and the surrounding area.
Preston City Council issued a statement, stating: “We are devastated by the news of last night’s attack and our thoughts are with all who have been affected.”
The official Twitter account for Preston North End FC posted this morning, stating: “We are deeply shocked by last nights terrible events at the Manchester Arena. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected.”
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We are deeply shocked by last nights terrible events at the Manchester Arena. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected. We❤️MCR
— Preston North End FC (@pnefc) May 23, 2017
Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the incident in #Manchester last night and with all of the emergency services who responded.
— Lancashire Fire (@LancashireFRS) May 23, 2017
Waking to the horrific news from Manchester. We mourn the dead, comfort the living and determine to stand united in the face of terror
— Seema Kennedy (@SeemaKennedy) May 23, 2017
#Manchester, United by grief and tragedy this morning – defiant, unbowed and undaunted – terror will never subdue the spirit of this city!!
— Cllr Drew Gale (@bigvaldrewski) May 23, 2017
Heartbreaking hearing the news from #ManchesterArena. Thoughts and prayers to everyone affected.
— Matthew Brown (@MatthewBrownLab) May 22, 2017
We are devastated by the news of last night’s attack and our thoughts are with all who have been affected. #Manchester pic.twitter.com/QPBD2vht9O
— Preston City Council (@prestoncouncil) May 23, 2017
— Lancs Road Police (@LancsRoadPolice) May 23, 2017