Amir Khan on Manchester attack: 'This is totally against our religion'

I’m a little bit scared walking the streets myself with my little girl because anything can happen

– Amir Khan

Former world boxing champion Amir Khan has condemned the Manchester bombing on Good Morning Britain, saying the attack "twisted Islam".

The Bolton native described how people have been rallying around to help each other since the tragedy, telling Piers and Susanna: "We all need to stick together; we are going through such a very tough time now where the people in Manchester all have to stick together. "

On the backlash his faith has received because of the attack, he said: “I think Muslims all have to stick together now. In all different religions there’s always good and bad. Me being a Muslim, this is something that’s against my religion – killing innocent people. In the Quran it doesn’t say that you should kill innocent people, this is something we’re all against, so I think for sure we should all stick together and stop things like this happening.”

Mum and dad who tended to injured girls as they tried to find their own loved ones

I was screaming 'my babies, my babies', I didn't know what to do

– Kim Dick

Phil and Kim Dick went to Manchester Arena on Monday night to pick up their daughter and granddaughter after the Ariana Grande concert - and they had no idea of the atrocities they were about to face.

The mum and dad were waiting in the foyer when the bombing took place and ended up tending to the wounds of the injured as they searched for their own girls.

Kim held and comforted an extremely injured 14-year-old girl and managed to phone her parents to reassure them she was alive. Meanwhile, Phil was frantically searching for their family members, who thankfully he found.

Warning: This interview contains harrowing eyewitness accounts of death and injury

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Olivia Campbell, 15, has been confirmed dead after the Manchester attack

  1. The mother of the teenager who was missing after the Manchester terror attack has confirmed her daughter has died. Charlotte Campbell, who was on Tuesday's Good Morning Britain to talk about the search for Olivia, 15, said on Facebook: "RIP my darling precious gorgeous girl Olivia Campbell taken far far to soon go sing with the angels and keep smiling mummy loves you so much."

  2. Theresa May has announced that the UK's terror alert status has been increased from severe to critical, meaning an further imminent attack is expected. It is only the third time the alert has been so high. The move comes amid fears the Manchester attacker, Salman Abedi, did not act alone. "The change in the threat level means there will be additional support available to the police as they work to keep us safe," the PM said, speaking from Downing Street on Tuesday evening. "Operation Temperer is now in force."

  3. The suspected Manchester Arena bomber has been confirmed as 22-year-old Salman Abedi by Greater Manchester Police. He is believed to be of Libyan descent, but born in Manchester. He studied at Salford University but dropped out before completing his degree.

  4. Meanwhile, as thousands have attended a vigil in Manchester, lights have been turned off around the world to honour the victims of the bomb attack. In Rome, the lights at the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and city hall were switched off at midnight. Meanwhile, the Eiffel Tower in Paris was plunged into darkness, with the Burj Khalifa in Dubia emblazoned with the Union Jack.

  5. Celebrities and public figures have been paying tribute to Sir Roger Moore following his death after a 'short but brave' battle with cancer. Michael Ball, Russell Crowe and David Walliams are among the stars who have publicly paid their respects to the former James Bond actor, author and philanthropist. The 89 year old died in Switzerland.

Manchester terror attack: Victims named

Victims of the Manchester terror attack have been named, including an eight-year-old girl and two teenagers.

Saffie Rose Roussos, eight, was named by her school as having passed away after the explosion at Manchester Arena, where US popstar Ariana Grande was performing.

The headteacher of Tarleton Community Primary School in Preston, said: "News of Saffie's death in this appalling attack has come as a tremendous shock to all of us and I would like to send our deepest condolences to all of her family and friends."

Earlier on Tuesday Georgina Bethany Callander was the first confirmed dead by her college. The 18 year old reportedly died in hospital with her mother by her bedside.

Georgina Callander pictured with Ariana Grande two years ago

Sir Roger Moore passes away following 'short but brave' cancer battle

Thank you Pops for being you, and for being so special to so many people

– Sir Roger Moore's family

Sir Roger Moore, best known for playing James Bond, has passed away in Switzerland aged 89 after a 'short but brave' battle with cancer.

His family put out a statement on the actor, author and charity ambassador's Twitter page paying tribute to him and saying they will hold a private funeral in Monaco.

Mum of missing Manchester teen: 'I'm heartbroken'

They're innocent children, they've done nothing wrong. They've not had lives.

– Charlotte Campbell, whose daughter Olivia is missing following the Manchester attack

As the nation reels from the shock of 22 deaths and 59 injuries following the catastrophic attack on Manchester Arena on Monday night, one mother is still wondering where her daughter is.

Olivia Campbell, 15, who was at the Ariana Grande concert that was targeted in the Lancashire city last night, is still unaccounted for and her distraught mum Charlotte spoke to us this morning.

She told Piers and Susanna: "I feel heartbroken, I feel angry. I just can't believe that this man can do this to innocent children, it is disgusting. They're innocent children, they've done nothing wrong. They've not had lives."

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FULL STATEMENT: Chief Constable, Manchester Police: 'Significant resources deployed around Manchester'

The Chief Constable of Manchester Police has called the terrorist attack on Manchester Arena "the most horrific incident we have ever faced and one that we all hoped we would never see."

Ian Hopkins, who addressed the press in a statement this morning said that the 59 injured were being treated at eight different hospitals around the city and said that there are "significant resources deployed to both the investigation and the visible patrols that people will see across Greater Manchester."

Visible patrols include armed officers and more than 400 officers have been deployed on this operation throughout the night.

Police are appealing to members of the public for images or footage from last night that they think may assist the Police in their investigation.

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What we learned from Ian Hopkins' statement:

  • 'Significant resources deployed' around Manchester, including armed officers
  • 400 officers deployed throughout the night
  • Treating as terrorist incident
  • Confirmed that there are children among the deceased
  • At the moment it is believed that it was conducted by one man with an Improvised Explosive Device (IED)
  • Attacker died at the arena
  • Remains a large cordon in place around Manchester Arena and Victoria train station which will be in place 'for some time'
  • Victoria station will remain closed whilst a detailed forensic search is underway
  • Appeal to members of the public for images from last night that they think may assist the Police in their investigation