Mancs come together!

Other | Wednesday 24th May 2017 | Patience

In what has been labelled as 'the most deadly attack in Britain in a decade' Manchester residents have reacted to the attack with love, empathy and not hate.

With broken hearts, many came together to the Manchester vigil on May the 23rd for the victims of the bombing, were at least 22 people, including children, were killed and 59 injured.

The horror unfolded on Monday 22nd, 10:30 pm, at Arianna Grande's concert. The bomb went off in the foyer which caused hundreds of people to run away in fear, and led to several young people being separated from their parents.

The single attacker, a 22-year-old man, who died at the scene, was responsible for the improvised explosive device. Chief constable Ian Hopkins has since said: “We have been treating this as a terrorist incident and we believe that while the attack last night was conducted by one man, the priority is to establish whether he was acting alone or as part of a network.”

The police's counter-terrorism network and Britain's domestic security service, MI5 are holding further investigations.

In the meantime Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn have suspended all campaigning, with Corbyn sending his condolences to the families of the victims: 

For now, May has become the first Prime Minister to deploy up to 5,000 armed troops in 'key strategic areas' around Manchester, in response to any further potential terrorist threats.

May went on to further say, “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.”