Statement Regarding Manchester Terrorist Attack

Pirate Party UK statement about the terrorist attack late last night in Manchester.

Police have confirmed 22 deaths and dozens more injured after the terrorist attack which took place in the centre of Manchester.

The latest and full information from Policing Events in Manchester can be found here.

Neil Blackburn, Pirate Party UK Manchester Candidate said:

"Today I woke to the sound of my little boy and shed a tear for those that will never enjoy that sound again.

"People of all different backgrounds and faiths came together to help those directly affected. From the Emergency Services to taxi drivers, it really says something about the community spirit and resilience of Manchester.

"So far everyone in our local campaign team, friends and family have checked in and have been accounted for, or at least remain active on social media."

"The response from the Emergency Services was vast and instant. From vehicles in the street to helicopters overhead, we would like to thank them for their quick reaction and for putting themselves at risk to assist and protect others.

"I urge people not to take to anger. While we do not know yet if it was related, a Mosque was 'set on fire' in the wake of the tragedy. We should band together, have the victims at the forefront of our minds and avoid making snap judgements.

"I am touched that this appears to be an isolated incident and instead our city has offered a vigil today at Albert's Square from 6pm to pay a peaceful tribute to those dead and injured."

The incident is being treated as a terrorist attack and the investigation is still under way. If you have any information please contact the police. Any images or footage of the attack that could aid in this investigation should be uploaded to the police website Please remain alert and report any suspicious activity to the police on 999.

Tuesday, 23 May, 2017 - 16:30
Neil Blackburn

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