British and US authorities have reportedly identified the suicide bomber responsible for the horror that unfolded in Manchester overnight. At least 22 people were left dead after the attack, with a body believed to be that of the suspect since reportedly found at the site.

Forensic officers have poured to the site with NBC news reporting that evidence collected at the scene indicate it was a suicide attack. British and US law enforcement officials have reportedly gone further, saying they believed they had identified the body of the bomber.

There are children among the 22 killed in the Manchester attack, Greater Manchester Police chief constable Ian Hopkins said. Mr Hopkins said the lone male attacker, who died in the blast, was carrying an improvised explosive device which he detonated.

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