Heightened security measures to be introduced at Sheffield City Hall following Manchester attack

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Sheffield City Hall has announced they will be increasing their security procedures following last night's suicide bomb attack in Manchester.

At least 22 people were killed and 59 others injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up following an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena.

Police have stepped up their security presence in cities across the country with heightened security measures also promised inside arenas.

Sheffield City Hall have also followed suit and confirmed they will be introducing heightened security procedures as a result of the attack.

A statement from City Hall refused to elaborate further on the specific details of the protocols but warned it could impact on queue times and the prohibition of items permitted inside the venue.

The statement read: "All at Sheffield City Hall send their deepest condolences to those affected by last night's horrific events in Manchester.

"Sheffield City Hall would like to reassure everyone attending the venue that the safety and security of our customers has always been, and continues to be, our highest priority.

"We are in constant liaison with officers from the government’s anti-terrorism unit to ensure that we are following Home Office guidelines and have up to date intelligence."

Sheffield City Hall have recommended customers check their website, Facebook and Twitter pages before travelling and arrive at the venue as close as they can to when the doors open.

Customers have also been advised to keep personal belongings to a minimum and report suspicious activity to a venue steward.

Upcoming events at Sheffield City Hall include a Lunchtime Choir on May 24 to July 19, Dancing in the Ballroom Tea Dances from May 25 to June 29 and Moscow Philharmonic on May 26 2017.