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Man Utd fans in defiance to bomber at Europa League final

Manchester United fans stood unbowed in the wake of the attack that rocked their city, with supporters uniting at home and abroad ahead of the Europa League final.

A long continental campaign comes to a conclusion on Wednesday evening as Jose Mourinho's men take on Ajax at Stockholm's Friends Arena.

The match takes place less than less than 48 hours after 22 people were killed and many more injured in a bomb attack at the end of pop star Ariana Grande's concert at Manchester Arena.

Children try and make sense of Manchester horror

  • Video report by ITV News Correspondent Penny Marshall

People of all ages are trying to make some kind of sense of the events after 22 people were killed by a suicide bomber in Manchester.

There have been specialist assemblies and classes across Manchester to try and help children to come to terms with the tragedy.

"I think we were all united, I feel like it's really sad," one child said as they were encouraged to speak out.

Colin Parry's son Tim was killed in an IRA bomb aged 12 in 1993. He now runs a centre for the victims of terror attacks.

He said people "have to continue with their lives, there's no other choice".

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Doctors describe aftermath of Manchester bombing

  • Video report by ITV News Health Editor Rachel Younger

Doctors have described how hospitals were stretched to breaking point by the sheer number of critical injuries on Monday night.

They said some of those admitted had suffered wounds similar to those normally seen in car crashes.

But medics said the way staff pulled together was impressive.

Ariana Grande suspends rest of tour following bombing

Ariana Grande performing at the American Music Awards last year. Credit: AP

Ariana Grande has suspended the rest of her tour following Monday's terror attack in Manchester, her spokesman has said.

The US singer had just finished performing at the Manchester Arena when the suicide bomber struck, killing 22 people and injuring dozens more.

Hours after the attack, Ariana Grande tweeted that she was "broken from the bottom of my heart".

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Manchester attacker's dad arrested 'during TV interview'

Salman Abedi was born in Manchester to Libyan parents.

The father of Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi has been arrested in the Libyan capital Tripoli while recording a TV interview, ITV News understands.

ITV News Middle East News Editor Lutfi Abu Aun reported Ramadan Abedi's arrest by masked gunmen who arrived in two cars, citing eyewitnesses.

Mr Abedi earlier claimed his son is innocent, telling The Associated Press by telephone from Tripoli: "We don't believe in killing innocents. This is not us."

Attacker Salman Abedi's younger and older brothers are understood to be among a handful of people arrested in the wake of Monday's bombing.

Man 'with suspicious package' arrested in Wigan

Armed police tackled a man to the ground in Wigan as detectives made their fifth arrest in connection with the Manchester bombing.

Witnesses say the man was detained in Upper Dicconson Street after he was seen with a suspicious package.

The town centre was in lockdown as officers carrying automatic weapons carried out the raid.

Police at the scene in Wigan where a man was arrested. Credit: Twitter / @JunM85

Photos shared on social media appeared to show him being led away by plain clothes officers with their faces covered wearing black police caps.

Greater Manchester Police said: "We have made an arrest in Wigan this afternoon in connection with the investigation into the horrific incident at Manchester Arena.

"The man was carrying a package which we are currently assessing, a police cordon remains in place while this is carried out."

Minute's silence announced for Manchester victims

A vigil was held for the attack victims in Manchester on Tuesday. Credit: PA

A minute's silence will be held across the UK at 11am on Thursday for the victims of the Manchester Arena suicide attack.

The government confirmed the nation will pause for those killed, injured or affected by the atrocity after the Ariana Grande concert on Monday night.

The timing will also mark the resumption of local election campaigning, before the paused national campaigning starts again on Friday.

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