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Summary

  1. Twenty two killed and 59 injured in Manchester Arena attack
  2. Manchester concert attack emergency number: 0800 096 0095
  3. People from Yorkshire feared missing after Manchester terror attack
  4. Missing Sheffield mother and daughter found unharmed
  5. Bingley mum and daughter describe 'pure chaos'
  6. Archbishop of York John Sentamu condemns Manchester attack
  7. Police and fire services across Yorkshire offer support to Manchester force
  8. Prayers and vigils across Yorkshire for attack victims and survivors
  9. Live updates on Tuesday 23 May 2017

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By Andrew Barton, Adam Pinder-Smith and Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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Otley family search for mum missing after Manchester attack

Wendy Fawell was due to pick up her daughter and two friends from Manchester Arena last night, but hasn't been seen since. Her family say they hope she's found soon.

Our key events from today and how you can help

That's all from us today, updates on breaking news will continue throughout the night.

For the latest on events in Manchester you can click here.

Here are our key events from today:

  1. People from Yorkshire feared missing after Manchester terror attack
  2. Grandad speaks of 'absolute carnage'
  3. 'Please can we live in peace': Archbishop of York after Manchester bomb
  4. Bingley mum and daughter describe 'pure chaos'
  5. Missing Sheffield mother and daughter found unharmed

Here's how you can help:

How to help police

  • If you have any information call the anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789321.
  • Police are appealing for anyone with footage or photos from the concert that may help them piece together what happened. Upload them to the UK Police Image Appeal website here.
  • Avoid Manchester city centre as emergency services are still working at the scene.

Should I give blood?

  • The NHS Blood and Transplant Service is asking people not to attend blood banks today unless they have a pre-arranged appointment.
  • But they are urging people to attend any pre-booked appointments over the next few days, particularly if they have blood type 'O Negative'.

How to help families of missing

  • The #MissingInManchester hashtag is being used on Twitter. Friends and families are asking people to retweet pictures and share them in the hope of finding them.
  • A hotline has been set up for anyone concerned about loved ones who may not have returned home. Families and friends can ring 0161 856 9400 or 0161 856 9900.

Listen: Groups want to 'stir up' bad feelings

A professor of peace studies at the University of Bradford has spoken about Monday night's attacks at Manchester Arena.

Paul Rogers, who's been studying the field for decades, discussed whether an attacks in the name of Islam strengthen or weaken the faith of ordinary Muslims:

Police name Manchester Arena attacker

Police have named the man responsible for last night's attack on Manchester Arena as 22-year-old Salman Abedi.

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The BBC understands that Abedi was born in Manchester in December 1994.

BBC research indicates he has at least three siblings.

His family is believed to be of Libyan origin and have lived at a number of addresses in Manchester, including the property at Elsmore Road in the Fallowfield area that was raided by police today.

Priority is to continue to investigate whether he was acting alone or working as part of a wider network"

Chf Con Ian HopkinsGreater Manchester Police

Schools told they can postpone exams

Exam boards are telling schools that they can re-arrange GCSE and A-level exams in the wake of the Manchester attack.

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A joint statement from the exam boards says that it will be up to schools to decide whether exams should go ahead.

The exam boards say no students will be "disadvantaged".

"Schools and colleges affected by the bombing should contact the relevant exam boards. Students affected should speak to their teachers.‎"

You can read more here.

Manchester attack: Sheffield vigil's 'loud, clear message'

A vigil for the victims of last night's Manchester attack will be held in Sheffield city centre later.

The event is due to take place at 18:00 in the Peace Gardens.

The Lord Mayor and the leader of Sheffield City Council, Julie Dore, are both scheduled to speak.

Nasa Raoof, one of the vigil's organisers, says the event is aimed at sending a "loud, clear message" to those behind the attack:

People are invited to lay flowers as a show of solidarity at the site throughout the evening.

Victoria Station to remain closed for 'at least 24 hours'

Victoria Station looks likely to be closed for another day at least following the attack last night.

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York students in arena attack

York College say they believe two of their students were at Manchester Arena last night.

Manchester
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They say that one student sustained a head injury, the other is searching for her missing parents.

In a statement they said: "We will do all we can to help and support those affected by this awful tragedy, and we are shocked and deeply saddened by what has happened."

Manchester attack 'Sickening and cynical' - South Yorkshire police boss

South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner has spoken about last night's suicide attack in Manchester.

Doctor Alan Billings
South Yorkshire Police

Doctor Alan Billings says the attack was "sickening and cynical and an assault on both the individuals who were there and our way of life".

He has met with senior officers and has been assured that "everything is being done to provide reassurance and increased security" to the public in South Yorkshire, Doctor Billings added.

We pray for those who have died, those injured and their families and friends."

Doctor Alan BillingsSouth Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner

BBC's Yorkshire stations to broadcast live from Manchester vigil

The BBC's local radio stations in Yorkshire are to broadcast a special programme tonight from Manchester following the suicide attack in the city which killed 22 people and left a further 59 injured.

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BBC Radio York, Sheffield and Leeds will be live at a vigil being held in the city's Albert Square from 18:00.

Thousands of people are expected to attend and it's planned to last for at least an hour.

Manchester attack: Vigil to be held in Bradford later this week

It's just been announced that the South Asian Peoples Forum and the Pakistan Journalist Association will hold a vigil in memory of the victims of the Manchester suicide attack on Thursday at 17:30 in Centenary Square, Bradford.

Manchester attack: York mum speaks about twins' experience

More reaction from Yorkshire on last night's suicide bombing at Manchester Arena, in which 22 people died and 59 others were wounded.

The attack happened in the foyer area of the arena as people were leaving at the end of the concert by American singer, Ariana Grande.

Earlier yesterday evening, Sarah, from York, had dropped her 14-year-old twins off at the concert.

She told me the group her daughters were with made sure they kept hold of each other:

Watch: Mum and daughter describe 'pure chaos' after arena attack

A mother and daughter from Bingley, West Yorkshire, have been speaking to BBC Look North about being caught up in last night's suicide attack in Manchester.

Hayley and Abigail Lunt are from East Morton and were at the concert at Manchester Arena last night.

They told Danni Hewson about what they heard and how they dealt with the ensuing chaos:

Message of defiance from Greater Manchester Police

In case you were thinking twice about going over to Manchester over the Bank Holiday weekend following the events of the past few hours, take a look at this from Greater Manchester Police:

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Manchester suicide bomb: Prayers said at Ripon cathedral

Prayers are being said and candles lit at Ripon Cathedral (pictured) for the victims of the Manchester Arena suicide bomb, which killed 22 people and injured 59.

Ripon
BBC

In York, City of York Council is flying its flag at half mast and a one-minute silence is to take place at the full council meeting on Thursday.

Meanwhile, a candlelit vigil for the people killed in the attack is also due to take place in York later.

York St John Students' Union has organised the vigil for 19:00 following requests from students.

The union says the young people of York will stand together in solidarity with Manchester.

Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe accident, between J29 for M1 and J30 for A642.

M62 West Yorkshire - Very slow traffic and one lane closed on M62 eastbound between J29, M1 (Lofthouse) and J30, A642 (Rothwell), because of an accident involving lorry and a car.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Sheffield Arena sends sympathies to Manchester attack victims

Staff at Sheffield Arena have passed on their sympathies to all those affected by the suicide bomb attack at Manchester Arena last night which killed 22 people and injured 59:

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A statement on Sheffield Arena's website adds that staff want to reassure the public that safety and security of customers has always been and continues to be the venue's "highest priority".

They add that this may have an impact on queue times and/or the prohibition of items permitted on the premises in future.

They also recommend customers check the Sheffield Arena website before they arrive for events for further details.

Watch: People can expect to see 'more armed officers' in Sheffield

The Assistant Chief Constable of South Yorkshire has given his reaction to the suicide attack in Manchester last night.

Mark Roberts spoke of what the public can expect to see and wanted to stress there's no intelligence suggesting a threat to South Yorkshire.

Mr Roberts says he wants to pass on the force's sympathies to those affected:

Manchester attack: Seven Harrogate Grammar School pupils at concert

The headteacher of Harrogate Grammar School says he believes seven of his pupils were at the concert in Manchester last night which was hit by a suicide attack.

All of those pupils are now safe, with some back at school today, according to Richard Sheriff.

However, two of them, who are both in the "11-14 age group", are awaiting surgery this afternoon, but their injuries are not life threatening, Mr Sheriff adds.

In a statement, Mr Sheriff said the attack was a "despicable act" and "we must not let them win".

Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe accident, between J25 for A644 and J26 for M606.

M62 West Yorkshire - Two lanes closed and very slow traffic on M62 eastbound between J25, A644 (Brighouse) and J26, M606 (Chain Bar), because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Manchester attack: West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue's flag at half-mast

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service has tweeted this in support of the victims of the Manchester Arena attack:

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Security in Sheffield reviewed ahead of big weekend for city

Security arrangements ahead of large events taking place in Sheffield over the Bank Holiday weekend have been discussed by South Yorkshire Police.

The Sheffield Food Festival and the Kell Brook fight both take place in the city centre over the Bank Holiday.

The South Yorkshire force says there'll be an increased police presence of both armed and unarmed officers in crowded places.

It adds that this action is not based on a specific threat but to offer reassurance.

Boxer Kell Brook has had this to say about the weekend's security for his fight at Bramall Lane and about what happened last night in Manchester:

Manchester attack: Students in Leeds gather to hold vigil

Students gathered at the University of Leeds earlier this afternoon to show their support for the victims of the Manchester suicide attack which has killed 22 people and left 59 injured.

Leeds Uni vigil
BBC

Hundreds came together this lunchtime to remember the victims and show support for the people of Manchester.

It was the most natural thing in the world to do, to show our solidarity and let people in Manchester know we're thinking about them."

JackStudent, University of Leeds

Listen: 'We'd never met before, but our daughters just got talking'

Earlier we heard from Lisa in Dronfield who was searching for Vanessa from Sheffield and her daughter Amelia after they met on the way to the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester last night.

They agreed to meet after the concert to travel back to South Yorkshire together, but this didn't happen due to the suicide attack at the end of the event.

Lisa was worried for Vanessa and her daughter's welfare and was desperate to make contact.

It's now emerged that everyone escaped uninjured and BBC Radio Sheffield's Rony Robinson has spoken to both women to get the latest:

Vigil to be held in Leeds for Manchester attack victims

A vigil is due to be held at Leeds Minster tonight for anyone affected by the suicide attack at Manchester Arena last night which killed 22 people and injured 59.

Leeds Minster
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It will start at 18:00 and will be open for anyone to attend.

The vigil will be led by the Right Revd Nick Baines, the Bishop of Leeds.

In a blog post, he writes: "The emergency services, along with ordinary people who responded heroically, represent the best of a society that refuses to regard such events as 'normal'. It is shocking, a crime and a sin beyond words."

The cowardice of the perpetrator is striking. Isn't it brave and principled to target unwitting children and young people?"

Right Revd Nick BainesBishop of Leeds

BreakingManchester attack: Missing Sheffield mother and daughter found unharmed

A mother and daughter from Sheffield thought to be missing following last night's terror attack in Manchester have been found unharmed.

Earlier we heard from Lisa from Dronfield, who was desperately searching for Vanessa from Sheffield who she'd met prior to the concert at Manchester Arena.

They'd agreed to meet outside the venue after the concert but this didn't happen due to the suicide attack which killed 22 people and injured 59.

Lisa was concerned Vanessa and her daughter may have been a victim of the attack, but the BBC has now learned they are safe and well.

South Yorkshire faith leaders react to Manchester attack

Rotherham's Faith Leaders Council has released a statement following last night's terror attack in Manchester.

Police officer with gun and flowers on pavement
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They say they are "deeply distressed and saddened" by the events that took place at Manchester Arena.

The statement continues by stating that such crimes have no accord with people of faith and that the council utterly condemns and rejects them and their motives.

The inhumanity of this attack will only strengthen our resolve to defeat hate and evil."

Rotherham Faith Leaders Council

Grandad speaks of 'absolute carnage' after Manchester attack

A grandad from Bradford has spoken of his horror as he and his family were caught up in the events in Manchester last night.

MAnchester Arena
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Phil Dick and his wife had gone to collect their daughter and granddaughter from Manchester Arena and were waiting in the foyer when the bomb went off.

"There was a flash and a big bang. It knocked us to the ground and then after that there was an eerie silence and then it was absolute carnage," he said.

Mr Dick said although he and his family were unhurt, people around them suffered injuries as a result of the blast.

Manchester Arena
PA

After the explosion Mr Dick and his wife helped a 14-year-old girl who was injured in the blast.

Mr Dick's wife stayed with the young girl while he went into the arena to search for his daughter and daughter making his way through harrowing scenes.

He said: "We tried calling my daughter's mobile but it took quite a long time before there was any phone service but we managed to speak to her and she had been evacuated with other people so then we could relax to a certain extent and concentrate on being there for this young girl.

"We stayed with her until we got hold of her dad. She was so brave. She managed to tell me her home phone number. I rang them and her mum was in bits. I said, 'Your daughter is here, she's been injured but she's OK and we are going to stay with her'."

Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 West Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, between J40 for A638 Ossett and J41 for A650.

M1 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M1 northbound between J40, A638 (Ossett) and J41, A650 (Carrgate), because of a broken down vehicle.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

'Please can we live in peace': Archbishop of York after Manchester bomb

Prayers have been said at York Minster for the victims of the suicide bomb attack at Manchester Arena last night.

The service conducted by the Archbishop of York, was also attended by Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Cantebury and the Right Reverend David Walker, who's the Bishop of Manchester.

After the service, the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, issued an appeal for people to live in peace:

Respects paid to Manchester blast victims at Sheffield's town hall

Sheffield City Council has opened a book of condolence at the town hall for people to pay their respects to the victims of the Manchester attacks:

Book of condolence in Sheffield
BBC

The flag on top of the building is also flying at half mast today:

Sheffield's Town Hall flag flying at half mast
BBC

Sheffield stands completely united with our friends in Manchester after what is a truly horrifying and shocking attack"

Julie DoreLeader of Sheffield City Council

Leeds Arena events to go ahead

Leeds Arena has confirmed that events will go ahead after the attack on Manchester Arena last night.

Leeds Arena
David Dixon

The venue says that they are preparing for a possible heightened threat against venues and have been in contact with West Yorkshire Police since last night's attack.

All safety and security procedures are being reviewed, but they say the planned show for this weekend, Adam Ant, will go ahead.

If that changes ticket holders will be contacted by email or social media.

There's no change to our planned schedule."

Tony WatsonLeeds Arena

Leeds Festival social media site to fall silent for 48 hours

The organisers have issued this statement after last night's attack in Manchester:

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Leeds Imam: 'We must not let them win'

Imam Qari Asim MBE, Imam of Leeds Makkah Mosque and independent member of the government's Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group, said the victims "are very much in our thoughts and prayers".

Forensic officers
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"This was an attack on all of us," he added.

"The senseless murder of innocents is utterly deplorable."

We must not let them win by creating the divisions they so desperately seek to sow."

Qari Asim MBEImam

Harrogate Grammar School statement about blast injured pupils

Harrogate Grammar School has confirmed two of its pupils are among those being treated in hospital after the attack on Manchester Arena last night.

The explosion killed 22 people and injured 59.

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In a statement the school said they were aware of a number of young people and members of their families at the concert in Manchester last night.

The headteacher Mr Richard Sheriff said that at least two students were injured "thankfully not seriously, but are awaiting treatment in hospitals in the Manchester area".

All of those who were in attendance last night will have been profoundly affected and will need our support over the coming days and months."

Richard SheriffHarrogate Grammar School

Harrogate Grammar School pupils among Manchester blast injured

Harrogate Grammar School has confirmed two of its pupils are among those being treated in hospital after the attack on Manchester Arena last night.

The explosion killed 22 people and injured 59.

Manchester blast: How you can help

Advice from the Manchester Evening News

How to help police

  • If you have any information call the anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789321.
  • Police are appealing for anyone with footage or photos from the concert that may help them piece together what happened. Upload them to the UK Police Image Appeal website here.
  • Avoid Manchester city centre as emergency services are still working at the scene.

Should I give blood?

  • The NHS Blood and Transplant Service is asking people not to attend blood banks today unless they have a pre-arranged appointment.
  • But they are urging people to attend any pre-booked appointments over the next few days, particularly if they have blood type 'O Negative'.

How to help families of missing

  • The #MissingInManchester hashtag is being used on Twitter. Friends and families are asking people to retweet pictures and share them in the hope of finding them.
  • A hotline has been set up for anyone concerned about loved ones who may not have returned home. Families and friends can ring 0161 856 9400 or 0161 856 9900.
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