Queen Elizabeth visits young survivors of concert blast

"Very wicked", she said, "to target that sort of thing".

Police in Manchester also said they had found items they believe are "very important to the investigation" during the numerous raids they have carried out in the city over the past three days.

Channel 24 has reported that Queen Elizabeth II visited the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital on Thursday to talk to some of the Ariana Grande concert blast victims.

Twelve children under the age of 16 were taken to the hospital following the deadly attack. She told a member of staff: "The terrible thing was that everyone was so young".

The monarch told the teenager she thought Ariana Grande was a "very good singer", adding: "She sounds very, very good".

Queen Elizabeth chats with bombing victim Millie Robson, 15, and her mother Marie, at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital on Thursday.

The Queen made sure the children and their parents knew that "everyone was united" following the tragedy.

The Queen told another victim Evie Mills, 14, and her parents: "It's awful".

Meeting clinicians, doctors, nurses and porters, the Queen congratulated them on "coming together". The woman, identified as Ruth Murrell, told the queen her daughter attended the concert with a friend.

The Royal Manchester children's hospital is still treating 14 children who were at the concert.

"I know I speak for everyone in expressing my deepest sympathy to all who have been affected by this terrible event and especially to the families and friends of those who have died or were injured", the statement read.

  • Salvatore Jensen