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Manchester Bombings – What we know so far

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Armed police gather at Manchester Arena after reports of an explosion at the venue during an Ariana Grande Concert in Manchester.

Latest: Theresa May has increased UK Threat level to Critical after earlier this morning saying it would stay how it is. However, they have reviewed it which means more attacks are imminent.

Police were called at 10.33pm to reports of an explosion at the end of an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester last night 23rd of May.

Victims have described being thrown by the blast that scattered nuts and bolts across the floor within the 21,000 capacity arena.

Ariana Grande tweeted: “broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words.”

The singer’s management team, Scooter Braun Projects, said: “Words cannot express our sorrow for the victims and families harmed in this senseless attack. We mourn the lives of children and loved ones taken by this cowardly act.”

Britain’s prime minister, Theresa May, said: “We are working to establish the full details of what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack. All our thoughts are with the victims and the families of those who have been affected.”

There has been a 23 year-old arrested. He wasn’t at a house, he was walking along a street where officers ran and took down the suspect. He was seen wearing black with a rucksack and apparently left with a smile on his face. A controlled explosion is apparently being carried out at a raid at a property which hasn’t been confirmed to belong to the bomber, the 23 year-old or another person of interest.

Islamic State have confirmed responsibility for the Manchester bombings.

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Below is most of the Footage from the bombings.

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