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.
Wide awake, feeling sick, heartbroken and numb. My thoughts and prayers are with everybody affected by tonight's attack on Manchester.
— Dr Carl Austin-BEE-han ? (@CarlAustinBehan) May 23, 2017
My heart goes out to all those killed or injured this evening at The Manchester Arena please follow @gmpolice for updates.
— Dr Carl Austin-BEE-han ? (@CarlAustinBehan) May 22, 2017
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 “terrorist event”.
Twenty-two people have been killed after a blast ripped through Manchester Arena during the end of an Ariana 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.