Beckham 'heartbreak' as Manchester clubs pay tribute to attack victims

IS is known to make such claims even where it has not had direct involvement in planning and orchestrating specific terror attacks.

Both Premier League clubs posted short statements Tuesday on their Twitter accounts, with United saying: "We are deeply shocked by last night's bad events at the Manchester Arena". The bomber is believed to have been carrying an identification document on him.

Police also carried out a precautionary controlled explosion in the Cathedral Garden area of the city at about 01:32.

Hundreds fled the Manchester Arena after two large bangs on Monday evening. Video posted on Twitter showed fans streaming out of the venue where a concert attended by mainly teenagers and children had been taking place.

Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins made a public statement early Tuesday local time, saying "We are now treating this as a terrorist incident" and said the wounded are being treated at six hospitals across the Manchester area.

Elsewhere in Britain, police federations have frequently complained about a lack of resources and about their concerns over possible attacks not being taken seriously. They want it to be easy, they want it to be simple, but that's not to say - in any shape or form - that this wasn't sophisticated in terms of its delivery.

An eight year old girl is one of the youngest children to be named as missing following the Manchester Arena bombing.

In Japan, a government spokesman said: "If this is a terrorist attack, such abhorrent acts of terrorism can not be justified for any reason, and Japan firmly condemns such an act of terrorism".

Do you ever have any question about anything you wish to ask and get answer? Major roads as well as the city's Victoria railway station were closed.

Towards noon, however, there was some panic as police evacuated the city's Arndale Center shopping mall.

On Tuesday, the first arrest was made in connection with the inquiry. The mall was reopened later, according to reports from the scene.

Prime Minister Theresa May chaired a meeting of the government's emergency committee, COBRA, on Tuesday morning.

"There suspicions they may already know his identity". "This was an evil act". He said: "We are grieving today, but we are strong". It's also home to Manchester United and Manchester City - premier league football clubs that have massive followings at home and overseas.

"I won't call them monsters, because they would like that term", said Mr. Trump in a joint press conference with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, adding that so many "young, beautiful" people lost their lives in the explosion at Manchester Arena in Britain late on Monday.

If confirmed as a terrorism incident, it would be the deadliest attack in Britain by militants since four British Muslims killed 52 people in suicide bombings on London's transport system in July 2005.

Concertgoer Catherine Macfarlane told the Reuters news agency: "Everyone was screaming and people were running".

"It was a huge explosion - you could feel it in your chest".

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