Manchester Terror Attack: Flag flying at half mast in Doncaster in support of victims

A flag at half mast
A flag at half mast

A flag is flying at half mast in Doncaster today following last night's suspected terror attack in Manchester.

The explosion at Manchester Arena following a concert by US singer Ariana Grande left 22 dead and dozens injured.

Doncaster Council is flying a flag at half mast in Sir Nigel Gresley Square.

The council tweeted: "@MyDoncaster flag at half mast for #Manchester our thoughts and prayers are with you #WeStandTogether."

Greater Manchester Police's Chief Constable, Ian Hopkins, said the explosion was being treated as a terror attack until the force has 'further information'

If confirmed as terrorism it would be the worst attack in the UK since 56 people were killed in the bombings in London on July 7,2005.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has described it as a 'barbaric act', while Prime Minister Theresa May said her thoughts are with those affected by the 'appalling' incident and will chair an emergency Cobra meeting today.

US media outlets have reported officials in America saying a suicide bomber was suspected as being behind the blast, but the theory has not been confirmed by Greater Manchester Police.

Witnesses reported hearing a 'huge bang' at around 10.30pm, as music fans were leaving a concert shortly after the show finished at around 10.30pm yesterday.

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