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UK: 22 dead, 59 injured at Manchester concert blast

24 May 2017

08:43

The mother of 15-year-old girl Olivia Campbell, who spent yesterday searching for her daughter, revealed in the early hours of this morning she died in the attack.

“RIP my darling precious gorgeous girl Olivia Campbell taken far far to soon go sing with the angels and keep smiling mummy loves you so much.”

Olivia Campbell was revealed as the fourth victim of the suicide bombing which took place in Manchester Arena on 22 May 2017.

Olivia Campbell was revealed as the fourth victim of the suicide bombing which took place in Manchester Arena on 22 May 2017.

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23 May 2017

14:40

The suicide bomber has been named as 22-year-old Salman Abedi. Born in Manchester, he was the second youngest of four children.

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15:55

Muslim Brotherhood releases statement condemning the ‘lawless’ act and offers condolences to the victims’ families

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15:32

Homeless man rushed to help Manchester victims

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15:15

Calls for Katy Hopkins to be sacked after she called for a ‘final solution’ after the Manchester bombing. She deleted the tweet but it has been widely interpreted as a call for genocide. Hopkins has been reported to the police.

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15:14

Putin has said he is ready to boost anti-terror cooperation with the UK after the Manchester attack

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15.02

More calls for help as people are still missing.

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14:40

Speaking outside Downing Street Theresa May condemned the “sickening cowardice” of the Manchester bombing:

“All acts of terrorism are cowardly attacks on innocent people, but this attack stands out for its appalling, sickening cowardice, deliberately targeting innocent, defenceless children and young people who should have been enjoying one of the most memorable nights of their lives.”

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14:34

Jeremy Corbyn condemns terror attack in Manchester

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14:32

A number of people have pointed out that there are discrepancies between the facts as we know them and how Daesh claimed they happened in their statement claiming responsibility for the bombings

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14:30

Donald Trump calls terrorists behind the Manchester bombings, “evil losers”

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14:25

Video footage from the Ariana Grande concert last night moments before and after a suicide bomber killed 22 people.

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14:23

Police in Manchester said they had carried out a controlled explosion in the Fallowfield district to the south of the city centre, as part of their investigation into yesterday’s bomb.

“Police have executed warrants, one in Whalley Range, and one in Fallowfield, where a controlled explosion took place, as part of the investigation into last night’s horrific attack at the Manchester arena,” Greater Manchester Police said in a statement.

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14:21

Images of the victims who emerged from the Park Inn Hotel that took in victims after yesterday’s suicide attack.

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14:09

23-year-old Salman Abedi, who was known to British authorities prior to the attack, named as attacker, CBS News reports.

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14:06

Celebrities devastated by Manchester attack.

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14:02

People urge public for help as family members still missing after the attack.

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13:44

Footballers take to Twitter to pay condolences to the victims following the “evil” attack.

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13:41

Eight-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos names as one of the victims of the Daesh attack in Manchester.

Eight-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos was killed in a Daesh suicide bombing in Manchester on 22 May 2017.

Eight-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos was killed in a Daesh suicide bombing in Manchester on 22 May 2017.

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13:30

Armed police evacuate Arndale shopping center in Manchester; reports say one man arrested.

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12:40

Daesh claim responsibility for the attack at the Manchester Arena and said it was carried out with an explosive device planted at the concert, according to a statement the group posted on Telegram.”One of the soldiers of the Caliphate was able to place an explosive device within a gathering of the Crusaders in the city of Manchester,” the statement said.

Daesh press release claiming the Manchester bombing of 22 May 2017

Daesh press release claiming the Manchester bombing of 22 May 2017

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12:30

Britain’s domestic intelligence agency MI5 said it was revolted by the suicide bomb attack.

“Everyone at MI5 is revolted by the disgusting terrorist attack in Manchester last night,” Director General Andrew Parker said in a statement on MI5’s website.

“We remain relentlessly focussed, in numerous current operations, on doing all we can to combat the scourge of terrorism and keep the country safe,” he said.

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At least 22 people were killed and dozens more injured Monday in an explosion at a concert by pop star Ariana Grande in the northern city of Manchester, authorities confirmed.

Approximately 59 people were injured at the Manchester Arena.

They are being treated at six hospitals, Chief Constable Ian Hopkins from Manchester police said at a news conference.

Police said earlier the blast at the 21,000-seat arena shortly before 10.35 p.m. (2135GMT) local time was being investigated as a terror attack.

“We are working to establish full details of what is being treated by police as an appalling terrorist attack,” Prime Minister Theresa May said in a statement early Tuesday.

“All our thoughts are with the victims and the families of those who have been affected,” she added.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd condemned the “barbaric attack”.

And an emergency COBRA (Cabinet Office Briefing Rooms) committee meeting will convene Tuesday.

The explosion occurred outside the venue, according to a statement by the arena that sought to assure patrons security at the location was adequate.

Train service at Manchester and Victoria Station are currently suspended, the National Rail services said.

The current terror threat level in the UK has been severe, which means a terror attack is highly likely.

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