Britain on high alert following Manchester terror attack

Police are trying to establish whether a male suicide bomber acted alone when he detonated a device outside a concert venue in the UK’s third biggest city just after 10.30pm on Monday night as crowds were leaving the venue

Key points

  • Death toll rises to 22; children among the dead; 59 people injured
  • Suicide bomber named as 22-year-old, Manchester-born Salman Abedi
  • 23-year old man arrested in south Manchester in connection with the attack
  • Isis claims responsibility for bombing of Manchester Arena
  • Authorities trying to establish whether attacker acted alone or as part of a network
  • Arena is biggest indoor venue in UK with capacity for 21,000
  • Bomb detonated as people were leaving concert by US artist Ariana Grande
  • UK political parties suspend all campaigning for general election on June 8