MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 23: An ambulance arrives as police officers stand at the Miller Street and Corporation Street Crossroads, near the Manchester Arena on May 23, 2017 in Manchester, England.  An explosion occurred at Manchester Arena as concert goers were leaving the venue after Ariana Grande had performed.  Greater Manchester Police have confirmed 19 fatalities and at least 50 injured. (Photo by Dave Thompson/Getty Images)

Condolences extended to the Manchester victims and their families

Steven Agnew MLA has offered his condolences to the victims of the Manchester bombing and their families:

“Our thoughts are with those who lost their lives on Monday evening in Manchester. We also think of their families and friends. We hope they find strength in the difficult times ahead. The terror unleashed on Manchester is totally abhorrent.

“The courage of our emergency services should be noted. They ran towards danger when it’s human instinct to run away from it. Our NHS continues to fight for the lives of people caught up in the explosion, people with horrific injuries. These people will bear the injuries and scars of the attack for many years and will need long term medical care and support. Greater Manchester Police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the bombing. The expertise and dedication of these public servants is something to be lauded and for all of us to be proud of.

The Green Party leader concluded:

“The response of the people of Manchester has been remarkable. They have been brought together in grief but have shown a determination to resist terror and the hate peddled by extremist groups.”

ENDS

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