A suicide bomber slaughtered at least 22 people – including a 16-year-old pop fan – at a packed concert last night in the worst terror attack in the UK since 7/7. Among the dead is Ariana Grande fan Georgina Callander who has today been described as a girl who “lit up the room”.
She had tragically written to her pop hero yesterday, telling the popstar: “SO EXCITED TO SEE U TOMORROW”. A close friend told the Evening Standard she died with her mother at her hospital bedside.
Thousands of adults, teenagers and children screamed and fled in panic as a terrorist detonated a huge bomb – thought to be packed with nails and bolts – as Ariana’s concert ended at the Manchester Arena. Witnesses told of seeing shards of metal tearing into concert-goers in the foyer area of the world-famous concert venue – leaving dozens lying in pools of blood.