US News Manchester Arena terror attack: what we know so far

04:45  23 may  2017
04:45  23 may  2017 Source:   Press Association

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Here is what we know so far about the suspected terrorist attack at Manchester Arena.

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1. 19 people have died and 50 have been injured in the blast.

2. The explosion rocked the Manchester Arena at the conclusion of a performance by the American star Ariana Grande.

3. Manchester Arena said the explosion happened outside the venue, as people began streaming from the doors.

Police at Manchester Arena: Armed police at Manchester Arena after reports of an explosion at the venue during an Ariana Grande gig. (Peter Byrne/PA Wire/PA Images) © Provided by The Press Association Armed police at Manchester Arena after reports of an explosion at the venue during an Ariana Grande gig. (Peter Byrne/PA Wire/PA Images)

4. Greater Manchester Police said they were called to the venue at around 10.35pm and approach roads were closed.

5. They said the blast was “currently being treated as a terrorist incident”.

6. Manchester Victoria station was evacuated and trains cancelled.

7. A “controlled explosion” was carried out by police at the Cathedral Gardens area near Manchester Arena shortly after 1.30pm.

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A major search linked to the Manchester terror attack is under way at a landfill site on the outskirts of Bury, Greater Manchester. A large number of police officers have been seen searching the industrial premises at Pilsworth.Greater Manchester Police tweeted: "Officers investigating the attack on the Manchester Arena are searching a site in Pilsworth, Bury. The search is currently on-going."Investigators have been at the site, close to the M66 motorway, "for around three days", according to one resident.It comes as police continue their search of a flat in Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, that was raided earlier.

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