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Her Majesty The Queen releases statement on Manchester bombing
15:46, 23 May 2017
Her Majesty The Queen releases statement on Manchester bombing

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth expresses her condolence to families and friends of Manchester attack victims

15:46, 23 May 2017

www.royal.uk

Her Majesty The Queen on Tuesday afternoon delivered a statement expressing her sympathy for the victims of the Manchester terrorist attack and condemning the "barbarity" of the bombing that killed more than 20 people. In a statement to the Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester Warren Smith, the Queen expressed her "deepest sympathy," while thanking the members of the emergency services who responded to the attack at the Manchester Arena for their "professionalism and care."

"The whole nation has been shocked by the death and injury in Manchester last night of so many people, adults and children, who had just been enjoying a concert.

I know I speak for everyone in expressing my deepest sympathy to all who have been affected by this dreadful event and especially to the families and friends of those who have died or were injured.

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I want to thank all the members of the emergency services, who have responded with such professionalism and care.

And I would like to express my admiration for the way the people of Manchester have responded, with humanity and compassion, to this act of barbarity."

Related: No Ukrainians injured in Manchester, - Ukraine's Foreign Ministry

As it was reported earlier, on Monday night, a bombing at the Manchester Arena at the end of an Ariana Grande concert killed 22 people and injured at least another 59.

Messages of condolences continue to pour in from all over the world.

Related: Manchester attack: death toll rises to 22, attacker dies

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