BREAKING NEWS: 19 dead and 59 injured in Manchester explosion

An explosion at Manchester Arena has left 19 people dead and 59 injured.

Downing Street have said an emergency Cobra meeting will take place at 9am today.

Here's what we know so far:

  • The explosion struck Manchester's 02 Arena during the concert of American pop star Ariana Grande
  • 20,000 children were among the blast
  • Greater Manchester Police said the incident took place at 10.33pm last night
  • It is being treated by police as an "appalling terrorist attack"
  • Ian Hopkins, the chief constable of Greater Manchester police said: "We’re doing all that we can, working with local and national agencies, to support those affected as we gather information about what happened"
  • Theresa May has said: "All our thoughts are with the victims and the families of those who have been affected"

If you're concerned about any friends or relatives then contact the emergency helpline: 0161 856 9400

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'Ignored' Rochdale sexual abuse victim speaks out

I don’t like going out because I’m scared of what I’m going to go out to

– 'Lily'

One of the victims of the Rochdale sexual abuse scandal has spoken to Good Morning Britain about how she was groomed, abused and subsequently "ignored" when she reported it.

'Lily, 22, appeared in the studio anonymously to tell us of how she was 15 when she was abused by older men in Rochdale. Her interview follows BBC drama Three Girls, which revealed how badly the victims of the abuse were treated not only by their abusers, but by the police and court system too.

On how she first became involved in the abuse, Lily explained how after the death of her parents she was living in foster care and spent her days walking the streets.

David Davis defends May's absence from the ITV Leaders' Debate

Tony Blair never did a debate, Margaret Thatcher never did a debate

– David Davis

Earlier David Davis has defended Theresa May’s decision to not take part in last night’s ITV Leaders' Debate saying Tony Blair and Margaret Thatcher never took part in a debate either.

The absent Conservative leader came under attack from the other political party members during the fiery debate.

When David was pressed about his Brexit plans he told us: "My aim and my expectation is that we’re going to get a free trade agreement - we're going to get a decent agreement with them".

Watch the full interview above.

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