Victims Of Manchester Bombing Include 8-Year-Old, 18-Year-Old

Jane Richards
May 24, 2017

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Three people have been identified as having been killed in last night's attack, which is being treated as a terrorist attack until Manchester police can rule otherwise.

Georgina Callander, an 18-year-old college student, was one of the first victims confirmed dead from the attack.

Then just before noon Tuesday, police nabbed the 23-year-old South Manchester man in connection with the blast.

Members of the city's Muslim, Christian, Jewish and Sikh communities said they wanted to show that Manchester, while shocked, would not be cowed.

The former bricklayer who has been sleeping rough in Manchester for more than a year, attracted the attention of West Ham United FC co-chairman David Sullivan and his son, who tracked down Mr Jones via social media and offered him free rent for six months.

Witnesses reported seeing bodies on the floor after the blast around 10:30pm (2130 GMT) on Monday, and some fans were trampled as panicked crowds tried to flee the venue.

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The attack was the deadliest in Britain since four suicide bombers killed 52 London commuters on subway trains and a bus in July 2005.

A placard read: "Hate will never tear us apart", alluding to the song "Love will tear us apart" by Joy Division, one of Manchester's best known music groups.

That attack was also claimed by IS, as was one in March by a knifeman at the gates of the British parliament - although police downplayed that claim. In a statement, Queen Elizabeth II condemned the bombing as an "act of barbarity".

U.S. President Donald Trump, visiting the West Bank city of Bethlehem, said the attack preyed upon children and described those responsible as "evil losers".

Monday's incident is being treated as a terror attack and May said the threat level remains at "severe", meaning the government considers another terror attack highly likely.

"We are deeply shocked by last night's awful events", said Manchester United.

The local ambulance service said 59 people were taken to hospitals. The city was hit by a huge Irish Republican Army bomb in 1996 that leveled a swath of the city center.

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