This has been the most horrific incident we have ever faced here in Greater Manchester, of one that we all hoped we would never see. Our thoughts are with those 22 victims that we now know have died, the 59 people who have been injured, and their loved ones. What I can confirm is that there are children among the deceased.
The attacker, I can confirm, died at the arena. We believe the attacker was carrying an improvised explosive device, which he detonated, causing this atrocity.