Footballing fraternity pays tribute to Manchester attack victims

Olive Rios
May 24, 2017

"It is a possibility we can not ignore that there is a wider group of individuals linked to this attack", May said.

Rather than panic however, she immediately got to work helping some of the young concertgoers make their way out of the arena and safely backstage, where she stayed with the group and helped to calm them down amidst the mayhem.

Mr Haffar described the mosque as moderate, modern and liberal, and said he was a member of an organisation liaising with police, the Independent Advisory Group.

The area in south Manchester, home to a number of tidy-looking buildings, is less than a kilometre from the supermarket where police reportedly arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with the attack.

Police staged an armed raid on a Manchester address believed to be where Abedi lived, carrying out a controlled explosion to gain entry after arresting a 23-year-old man earlier Tuesday as part of the investigation.

Earlier in the day, May denounced the "callous terrorist attack" that she labelled as "among the worst terrorism we have experienced in the United Kingdom".

In addition to those killed in the concert attack, 64 people are being treated for their wounds, Jon Rouse of the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership said Wednesday. Some of the 22 people who died in the attack were teens or young girls.

Saffie had been at the concert with her mother, Lisa Roussos, and sister, Ashlee Bromwich, who is in her 20s, from Leyland, Lancashire.

Asked whether the US leaks had compromised the investigation, Rudd said: "I wouldn't go that far but I can say that they are perfectly clear about the situation and that it shouldn't happen again". "What should have been a superb evening", Lunt said, "is now just frightful".

Another 59 people were taken to hospital, many with life-threatening conditions.

Witnesses related the horror of the blast, which unleashed a stampede just as the concert ended at Europe's largest indoor arena, full to its capacity of 21,000. May spoke to US President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and several other foreign leaders on Tuesday about the attack, her spokesperson said.

The attack was the deadliest in Britain since July 7, 2005 when four suicide bombers inspired by Al-Qaeda attacked London's transport system during rush hour, killing 52 people and wounding 700 more.

Manager Jose Mourinho led his players in a solemn minute's silence on United's Carrington training pitches west of Manchester city centre and said the club had been deeply affected by the tragedy.

"It is a possibility that we can not ignore, that there is a wider group of individuals linked to this attack", Ms. The city was hit by a huge Irish Republican Army bomb in 1996 that leveled a swath of the city center.

The bombing also elicited painful memories of the 2015 terror attacks in Paris, where most of the 130 killed were at the Bataclan concert hall.

More than 200 people were injured, although no one was killed.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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