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EU flags fly at half mast following Manchester attack

EU flags were flown at half mast in remembrance of those caught up in the Manchester attack Credit: AP Photo/Virginia Mayo

Flags outside the EU headquarters in Brussels are flying at half mast in the wake of the Manchester Arena attack.

All 27 EU flags - one for each country in the union - that line the approach to the building were lowered as a mark of respect for those killed and injured in the attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester on Monday night.

Earlier in the day European Parliament President Antonio Tajani shared a message on behalf of parliament members saying "our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and families".

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May: 'To cut off young lives in this way is devastating'

Theresa May has said that the attack at Manchester Arena which claimed at least 22 lives was "absolutely horrific" and "to cut off young lives in this way" was "devastating".

Speaking in Manchester in the wake of the attack on the city's music venue last night the Prime Minister reiterated her condemnation of events and highlighted the fact that it was "particularly" horrific "given that the victims were young people and children amongst others."

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Prince Charles offers 'heartfelt sympathy' to attack victims

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall pictured earlier in May. Credit: PA

Prince Charles has offered his "heartfelt sympathy" to those caught up in the "appalling" terror attack in Manchester which has left 22 people dead and 59 injured.

In a statement the Prince of Wales said: "My wife and I were so profoundly shocked to learn of the truly dreadful event which took place in Manchester last night.

"That such a large number of people, including so many young concert-goers, lost their lives or have suffered so much in this appalling atrocity is deeply distressing and fills us with intense sadness.

"Words cannot adequately express what so many families must be feeling at this incredibly difficult time and our most heartfelt sympathy is with all those who have so tragically lost loved ones or who have been affected in some way."

Pep Guardiola's family were at gig hit by suicide bomb

Pep Guardiola and his wife Cristina Serra. Credit: PA

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola's family were among those at the Ariana Grande gig that was hit by a deadly suicide bombing in Manchester last night.

The manager's wife Cristina Serra, and their two children Valentina and Maria were among the crowds at the concert.

They are all understood to be safe and well.

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