22 May 2017 time 22:31 . A suicide bomber (Salman Ramadan Abedi) detonated an improvised explosive device, in the foyer area of the Manchester Arena. The attack took place during the egress of the Ariana Grande concert. 14,200 people were attending the concert. Many exiting concert-goers and waiting parents were in the foyer at the time of the explosion. According to evidence presented at the coroner’s inquest, the detonation of the bomb killed people who were up to 20 metres away.
The attack was in the foyer area, external of the arena; linking the arena to the near by train station, car parks and public walking routes. It should be noted that the foyer area does not fall under the control of the arenas security provider.
Never to be forgotten
Saffie Rose Roussos, Age 8
Philip Tron, Age 32,
Courtney Boyle, Age 19
Elaine McIver, Age 43
Wendy Fawell, Age 50
Eilidh MacLeod, Age 14
Chloe Rutherford, Age 17
Liam Curry, Age 19
Michelle Kiss , Age 45
Sorrell Leczkowski, Age 14
Olivia Campbell-Hardy, Age 15
Martyn Hett, Age 29
Nell Jones, Age 14
Alison Howe, Age 45
Lisa Lees, Age 43,
Jane Tweddle-Taylor, Age 51
Angelika Klis, Age 39
Marcin Klis, Age 42
Kelly Brewster, Age 32
John Atkinson, Age 28
Georgina Callander, Age 18
Megan Hurley, Age 15
At least 22 people, including children, have died after an explosion hit Manchester Arena at the end of a pop concert by US singer Ariana Grande. A further 59 people were injured in the explosion which Greater Manchester Police believe was carried out by a single male attacker.
Witnesses have described the chaos and horror after a fatal explosion at the concert by US pop star Ariana Grande at Manchester Arena. Twenty-two people were killed in the explosion, including an eight-year-old girl. A further 59 people, including 12 under the age of 16, were injured and taken to hospital.
Twenty-two people have been killed and more than 50 injured in an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena. The blast tore through the venue as the concert – attended by 21,000 people – finished shortly after 10.30pm on Monday night. Police said the attack was carried out by one man, who died in the explosion.
Here is how events unfolded………………
Event organisers have described the type of attack that killed at least 22 people and injured 59 outside a concert arena in Manchester as the “greatest challenge” to security operations, exposing a weak spot just beyond their checks and patrols.
Kevin Rawlinson and Alice Ross – Wed 24 May 2017 – theguardian.com
A terrorist attack hit a concert in Manchester on Monday evening. Here is what we know so far: What has happened? Police have confirmed that at least 22 people were killed in the explosion at an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena. Some of them were children.
Security service will explore whether it was guilty of failings, as raids take place in Moss Side and rising terror threat sparks political war of words
Tributes have been paid to the 22 people killed at Manchester Arena, some of them children.
The Manchester suicide bomber was repeatedly flagged to the authorities over his extremist views, but was not stopped by officers, it emerged Wednesday night.
An initial hearing took place at the Manchester Civil Justice Centre in Manchester city centre on Friday morning
Salman Abedi’s rucksack bomb was packed with metal objects and was strong enough to kill people 20 metres away, inquest hears
Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said many people present during the Manchester Arena bombing have suffered both physical and mental health problems
The Kerslake Report:
An independent review into the preparedness for, and emergency response to, the Manchester Arena attack on 22nd May 2017