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.
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
Obtained from BBC News
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………………
Manchester attack exposes weak spot in arena security -Tue 23 May – Murad Ahmed and Chris Tighe – ft.com
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.
Image – metro.co.uk
What happened in Manchester? What we know so far about the attack – How the Manchester attack unfolded- 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.
Image – BBC News
The Manchester suicide bomber was repeatedly flagged to the authorities over his extremist views, but was not stopped by officers, it emerged Wednesday night.
Inquests opened into the deaths of 22 people killed in Manchester Arena bombing – Paul Britton 9 JUN 201 – manchestereveningnews.co.uk
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
The number of people injured in Manchester Arena terror attack rises to 250 – 22 JUN 2017 – Beth Abbit – manchestereveningnews.co.uk
Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said many people present during the Manchester Arena bombing have suffered both physical and mental health problems
Early psychological interventions following a major incident: The case of the Manchester Arena Attack
REPORT OF THE INDEPENDENT REVIEWER OF TERRORISM LEGISLATION ON THE OPERATION OF THE TERRORISM ACTS 2000 AND 2006, THE TERRORISM PREVENTION AND INVESTIGATION
MEASURES ACT 2011, AND THE TERRORIST ASSET FREEZING ETC ACT 2010.