Published: Wed, May 24, 2017
Medicine | By Megan Pierce

Ariana Grande Suspends Tour After Manchester Attack

Ariana Grande Suspends Tour After Manchester Attack

May said it was possible a wider group was linked to the bombing at a crowded concert hall, prompting the increase in security a little more than two weeks before a national election. "The Secretary of State has approved this request and Operation Temperer is now in force".

"You might also see military personnel deployed at certain events, such as concerts and sports matches, helping the police to keep the public safe", May said.

British Prime Minister Theresa May announced Tuesday that the country's terror threat level has been raised to its highest level based on evidence gathered during the investigation of the deadly attack at Grande's show.

The militant group Islamic State have since claimed responsibility for the horrific attack in a statement released on social media.

British police have identified the man suspected of carrying out the massacre as 22-year-old Salman Abedi, who was born in Manchester to parents of Libyan origin.

We have suffered brutal killings in the United Kingdom since that carnage 12 years ago, namely the murder of young soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich, and then just two months ago the killing of four people at Westminster Bridge and a police officer at the Palace of Westminster.

Saffie Rose Roussos, one of the victims of a attack at Manchester Arena, in Manchester England which left more than twenty dead on Monday. Grande and her team are "focused now on the victims and haven't assessed whether to play the remaining shows".

Witnesses described the horror when the bomber blew himself up.

Their campaigns were halted today after the suicide bombing that killed 22 people, with Mrs May and Mr Corbyn agreeing to put the contest on hold.

"Ariana Grande's mom, Joan Grande rushed fans backstage to safety during the Manchester bombing attack".

Police promised extra measures at showpiece events coming up such as Saturday's FA Cup football final.

"This attack stands out for its appalling, sickening cowardice deliberately targeting innocent, defenseless children and young people who should have been enjoying one of the most memorable nights of their lives", she said, speaking outside her Downing Street offices, where flags were lowered to half-staff.

US President Donald Trump and European leaders issued vows of defiance.

The first confirmed victim was student Georgina Callander, whose death was reported by her former school.

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

The 23-year-old told The New Paper she heard sirens throughout the night, but found out about the blast only an hour after it happened. "I've called all the places, the hotels where people said that children have been taken and I've called the police", Charlotte Campbell tearfully told ITV television's Good Morning Britain breakfast show. The lone attacker died in the explosion from what is said to be a home-made bomb.

That attack was also claimed by ISIS, as was one in March by a knifeman at the gates of the British parliament - although police downplayed that claim.

At Buckingham Palace, Queen Elizabeth II marked a moment of silence alongside her husband Prince Philip as well as Prince Charles and his wife Camilla.

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