Pray for manchester


+++ 2017.05.23. +++

  • The attack was carried out by 22-year-old Salman Abedi.
  • Abedi was a lone male suicide bomber who detonated an improvised explosive device.
  • 22 people have been killed and 59 were taken to hospital following the blast. 119 people were injured in total.
  • Children are among the dead
  • The youngest named victim was eight years old
  • The lone attacker died at the arena
  • Police are investigating whether he acted alone or was part of a network
  • It is the worst terrorist attack in the UK since 56 people were killed in the 7/7 London bombings in 2005.
  • The explosion rocked the Manchester Arena at the conclusion of a performance by the American star Ariana Grande.
  • Manchester Arena said the explosion happened outside the venue, as people began streaming from the doors.
  • Greater Manchester Police said they were called to the venue at around 10.33pm and approach roads were closed.
  • The blast is being treated as a terrorist incident.
  • More than 400 officers were deployed on the operation throughout Monday night.
  • Manchester Victoria station was evacuated and trains cancelled.
  • The victims are being treated at eight hospitals across Greater Manchester, Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said.
  • The Prime Minister condemned what was being treated as an 'appalling terrorist attack' and said she would chair a meeting of the Government's emergency Cobra committee on Tuesday.
  • All national General Election campaigning was suspended after the explosion.
  • A controlled explosion was carried out by police at the Cathedral Gardens area near Manchester Arena shortly after 1.30am.
  • Police said the suspicious item at the centre of the controlled explosion was just abandoned clothing.
  • The first victim of the Manchester terror attack has been named as Georgina Callendar
  • Two more victims have since been named - 26-year-old John Atkinson, and eight-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos.
  • Police have arrested a man, 23, in connection with the terror attack at Manchester Arena.
  • Vigils were held in cities all over the country the next day, May 23
  • Theresa May has raised the UK's terror threat level from 'severe' to 'critical' - the highest level.