Home Office Statement on the Manchester Terrorist Attack

Home Office Statement on the Manchester Terrorist Attack

This was a barbaric attack, deliberately targeting some of the most vulnerable in our society – young people and children out at a pop concert.

Home Secretary’s statement on the Manchester attack

Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, has given a statement following yesterday’s attack in Manchester.

Home Secretary, Amber Rudd said:

I know that some people will only just be waking up to the news of the horrific attacks in Manchester last night.

This was a barbaric attack, deliberately targeting some of the most vulnerable in our society – young people and children out at a pop concert.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the families and the victims who have been affected, and I know the whole country will share that view.

I’d like to pay tribute to the emergency services who have worked throughout the night professionally and effectively – they have done an excellent job.

Later on this morning, I will be attending COBRa, chaired by the Prime Minister, to collect more information – to find out more – about this particular attack, and I can’t comment any more on that at the moment.

The public should remain alert but not alarmed. If they have anything to report, they should approach the police.

But I have two further things to add.

The great city of Manchester has been affected by terrorism before. Its spirit was not bowed; its community continued.

This time it has been a particular attack on the most vulnerable in our society – its intention was to sow fear – its intention is to divide. But it will not succeed.

 

Related Posts

General Election 2017 Security Advice

Security Measures for Phones, Laptops and Tablets on Flights to the UK

Prime Minister’s Statement Following Terrorist Attack in Westminster, London

Action Counters Terrorism Campaign

Investigatory Powers Act 2016 Passed by Parliament

Enjoyed this post? Share it!