Manchester’s first openly gay Lord Mayor Carl Austin-Behan has taken to Twitter to share his dismay at the terrorist incident unfolding in Manchester.

DURING HAPPIER TIMES: Carl Austin-Behan celebrating at Manchester Airport with his consort Simon Austin-Behan

The former Lord Mayor of Manchester said that he was “heartbroken, sick and numb” following on from the news that 22 people are dead and 59 injured following a suicide bombing at Manchester Arena.

 

 

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Manchester Police have confirmed that a bomb has exploded at Manchester Arena, killing 22 people and injuring 59. They have been treating the incident as a ā€œterrorist eventā€.

Twenty-two people have been killed after a blast ripped through Manchester Arena during the end of an ArianaĀ Grande concert. Up to 21,000 fans were in attendance of the concert.

At around 10:3o/33 PM as Ariana Grande had finished her concert, thousands of people were streaming out of the concert venue went a bomb was detonated.

Witnesses say that the bomb went off outside the auditorium.