Published: Wed, May 24, 2017
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Theresa May reacts to the Manchester Arena attack

Police have appealed for concert-goers and witnesses to provide police with footage from the scene if they believe it can assist the probe.

Georgina Callander, 18, was the first victim to be named after her school, the Runshaw College Sixth Form Center in Lancashire, confirmed the news on its Facebook Page.

James Corden offered a heartfelt homage to Manchester after last night's attack at an Ariana Grande concert.

The last song was over and the young, happy crowd was beginning to file out of the arena. IS says "a soldier of the caliphate planted bombs in the middle of Crusaders gatherings" then detonated them. He arrived on the local rail system and approached one of the main exits as the audience made their way out.

Prime Minister Theresa May said authorities were working to establish the full details of what police were treating as "an appalling terrorist attack".

In a statement, his office said: "It's with dismay that Mr Macron learned of the murderous attack which struck last night during a concert at the Manchester Arena. We all, every single one of us, stand with the people of Manchester at this hard time", May said. "It was just a race to get out really", said 14-year-old Charlotte Fairclough, who got tickets as a Christmas present. "There was a big bang, smell of smoke, everyone was screaming and crying".

"You could hear adults telling the little ones it was only a balloon".

Some previous reports had indicated the blast occurred in the foyer of the arena, though people there would be injured or killed as they left the concert.

Authorities believe one of the bodies at the scene was the suicide bomber, NBC News reported.

UK PM May says threat level raised to "critical" after Manchester attack
They carried out a controlled explosion to enter a house in the Fallowfield area of the city which was Abedi's last-known address. Some concert-goers said security had been haphazard before the show, with some people being searched and others not.

The bomb was created to kill and maim; numerous survivors suffered shrapnel wounds.

"We just ran as fast as we could to get away", Lunt said.

Announcing that the death toll had risen, Greater Manchester Police chief constable Ian Hopkins said: "What I can confirm is that there are children among the deceased".

Manchester, 160 miles (260 kilometers) northwest of London, is one of Britain's largest cities and Manchester Arena is one of the world's largest indoor concert venues. "We are further investigating what happened".

Manchester police have confirmed that 22 have died as a result of the attack and 59 are still injured.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but USA officials drew parallels to the coordinated attacks in November 2015 by Islamist militants on the Bataclan concert hall and other sites in Paris, which claimed about 130 lives.

"My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Manchester tonight".

According to BBC radio, police "have found a second suspect device", and shortly after Manchester Police tweeted that "there will be a controlled explosion in Cathedral gardens". They said, however, that the arrest was "not now believed to connected to last night's attacks".

She said they had shown: "The spirit of Manchester and the spirit of Britain - a spirit that through years of conflict and terrorism has never been broken and will never be broken".

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