People are fleeing from Manchester Arena after reports of explosions at an Ariana Grande pop concert this evening. People attending the gig fled the stadium after hearing the noises, which Twitter users have described as sounding like gunshots or explosions.
One Twitter user wrote: “Honestly worst night of my existence. Just kept running from Manchester Arena for my life.” Another added: “Just got out of Manchester arena after seeing Ariana perform. There was a loud bang when the lights came on & everyone ran out screaming.”
Greater Manchester Police tweeted: “Police responded to reports of an incident at Manchester Arena. Please stay away from the area.” Suzy Mitchell, 26, who lives opposite the venue, said a huge bang rocked the venue. There are reports of injuries on social media, although as yet they remain unconfirmed, and reports of bomb threats.