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"I want to hear my best friend's voice again"

One of Chloe Rutherford and Liam Curry's best friends is appealing for help to find the South Shields couple after they went missing following the explosion in Manchester.

Amy Ridley has told ITV News Tyne Tees that she has spent all night using social media to try to find her friends.

Chloe Rutherford and Liam Curry Credit: Family photograph

"I want to hear my best friend's voice again and make sure her and her boyfriend are okay! I love them both and wouldn't know what to do without them. I've been up all night messaging, sharing, phoning everybody and anybody to find them. I pray and plead for everyone to get sharing to help find these two amazing people."

– Amy Ridley
Amy is appealing for help to find her friends Credit: Amy Ridley

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22 dead, including children, in Manchester concert blast

Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Ian Hopkins said it was the most horrific incident that officers have ever faced.

The lone male attacker, who died in the blast at the Manchester Arena was carrying an improvised explosive device which he detonated.

22 died and 59 people were injured during the blast, as spectators were leaving a music concert last night.

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Video shows moment of Manchester Arena blast

  • Courtesy of Ellie Cheetham

This video shows the moment an explosion went off at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena killing at least 22 people.

Concert-goers are heard screaming and asking "what's going on?" as they flee the scene.

Police say children are among the dead and a man who detonated an explosive device died in the blast.

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Children among 22 killed in Manchester Arena attack

Greater Manchester Police chief constable Ian Hopkins confirmed the increased death toll.

Twenty-two people, including children, have died as a result of the Manchester Arena blast suspected of being carried out by a single attacker, Greater Manchester Police have confirmed.

A further 59 people were injured in the explosion.

GMP's chief constable Ian Hopkins said a man detonated an "improvised explosive device" outside the Arena and died in the attack.

They believe he acted alone but said the priority was to find out if he was part of a wider network.

"This is the most horrific incident we have ever faced," he said. "We have been treating this as a terrorist incident."

He added: "I can confirm children are among the deceased."

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