Manchester Arena bombing: Ariana Grande to perform at benefit concert
Manchester Arena bombing: Ariana Grande to perform at benefit concert
Police have been raiding homes in southern Manchester that they believe are connected to the bombing
29 May, 2017, 03:21
She said that the concert would raise money for the victims of the attack and their families.
"My heart, prayers and deepest condolences are with the victims of the Manchester attack and their loved ones", she said in opening the statement.
As the investigation progresses in the Manchester Arena bombing, investigators are able to trace Salman Abedi's movements and his connections with terror networks before the bombing. She apologized for any pain and offered to "extend my hand and heart and everything I possibly can give to you and yours".
USA pop star Ariana Grande said on Friday that she will hold a benefit concert in Manchester for the victims of Monday's suicide bombing at her show in the English city.
"Our response to this violence must be to come closer together, to help each other, to love more, to sing louder and to live more kindly and generously than we did before", she said.
The popular performer released a lengthy statement via Twitter Friday, which said she intends to return for a show in Manchester. "I have been thinking of my fans, and of you all, nonstop over the past week".
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She added that she would announce the details of the concert as soon as the plans were confirmed.
Grande retreated to her hometown of Boca Raton, Florida, in the days after the attack.
USA channel ABC News reported that police had found a kind of bomb-making workshop in Abedi's home and he had apparently stockpiled enough chemicals to make additional bombs. These operations, as well as one at Manchester Arena, will continue over the weekend.
Police chiefs have made clear they are furious about the publication of confidential material in US media, including bomb site photographs in the New York Times, saying such leaks undermined relationships with trusted security allies.
British news website The Independent also reported bomb-making materials which could be primed for imminent attacks had been found in the raids following the Manchester bombing.
The Conservatives have been in power since 2010, but Home Secretary Amber Rudd on Thursday said cuts could not be blamed for Monday's attack.
British police say they are evacuating residents around a house being searched in connection with the Manchester concert bombing.
"I have sent a personal message to the faith leaders and places of worship across Greater Manchester today, thanked them for their support, and shown that we will not tolerate hate crime here in Manchester".
The man, whose identity remains unknown, is one of nine men who are being held for questioning in England following Monday's attack.
Greater Manchester Police said two men, aged 20 and 22, were detained early Saturday in the northwest England city on suspicion of terrorism offences.
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The 22nd victim of the attack has been named as 15-year-old Megan Hurley, from Halewood in Merseyside.
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