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How Preston responded to Manchester Arena explosion

Posted on - 23rd May, 2017 - 10:44am | Author - | Posted in - Preston City Centre
Flags in Preston are flown at half-mast after attack in Manchester

A suspected terror attack hit a concert in Manchester late Monday night (May 22).

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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.

More: How you can help in aftermath of Manchester Arena explosion

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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