Burnham: We are grieving today but the spirit of Manchester will prevail

At least 22 people have been killed and 50 people injured following what is believed to have been a suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert late on Monday evening.

A vigil will be held at 6pm at Albert Square in the city.

"Please attend if you can and show those that wish to frighten us that we are not scared".

The young people of York stand together in solidarity with the young people of Manchester this evening.

West Midlands Mayor Andy Street said Birmingham and Manchester "stand together" with the victims having the region's unwavering support.

But lastly I wanted to thank the people of Manchester.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May said that the police treated the tragedy as "appalling terrorist attack".

A 23 year-old man has been arrested in connection with the attack.

"There's so much shock, anger and hurt that we feel today", he said.

"These were children, young people and their families that those responsible chose to terrorise and kill", he said.

He condemned the "evil act" and said the city was "grieving" but that the city was "strong" in a statement this morning.

"We are grieving today but we are strong".

He offered his support to the families of the victims, and paid tribute to locals who had opened their doors to strangers and offered shelter to those fleeing the Manchester Arena and evacuated areas.

After our darkest of nights, Manchester is today waking up to the most hard of dawns.

"They gave the best possible immediate response to those who seek to divide us".

"I would like to pay tribute to the bravery and dedication of the emergency services".

  • Leroy Wright