Two years on from the horrific event, the emergency services have paid tribute to the victims of the Manchester Arena attack that happened two years ago today.
22 innocent victim lost their lives in the blast.
They had gone to the Manchester Arena to watch Ariana Grande in concert.
The terrorist responsible for the attack, an individual whose name we refuse to acknowledge, detonated a shrapnel-laden homemade bomb as young children and their parents were leaving the popular venue.
22 people died in the blast and 139 were wounded, more than half of them innocent children who were just enjoying a night out with their families and friends.
Several hundred more have suffered from the severe psychological trauma of witnessing the event, including the first responders who attended the aftermath of the blast.
The attack took place after Ariana Grande had just finished her performance.
In total, 14,200 people attended the concert.
The individual responsible for the blast detonated his bomb in the foyer as the children and their parents were leaving the venue.
119 people were initially reported as injured but this number was subsequently revised to 250.
In May 2018 the number of injured was revised to 800.
The dead included ten people aged under 20; the youngest victim was an eight-year-old girl, Saffie Roussos, and the oldest victim was a 51-year-old woman, Jane Tweedle-Taylor.
Of the 22 who died, twenty were Britons and two were British-based Polish nationals.
North West Ambulance Service reported at the time that 60 of its ambulances attended the scene, carried 59 people to local hospitals and treated a number of walking wounded on site.
Of those hospitalised, 12 were children under the age of 16.
In total, 112 people were hospitalised for their injuries, and 27 were treated for injuries that did not require hospitalisation.
Of this total of 139, 79 were children.
The first doctor thought to have been on scene was an off-duty consultant anaesthetist, Dr. Michael Daley.
In recognition of his bravery for the role he played in the immediate medical response to the incident, Daley’s name was entered into the British Medical Association Book of Valour in June, 2017.
Everyone who responded to that incident are heroes.
Our thoughts are with the family and friends of those who lost their lives and are with everyone who responded to the incident.
May their souls rest in eternal peace #ManchesterRemembers
Anti-terror hotline: 0800 789 321 | Crimestoppers: 0800 555 111 | MI5: 0800 111 4645
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