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Watch: Matt O'Donoghue reports on the terror attack

Good evening from Manchester, where a vigil is starting tonight for those killed or seriously injured last night.

Hello, we'll be reporting live from there as thousands were determined to stand together against terrorism.

People here are stunned that a suicide bomber, would deliberately target young people - some only eight or nine many at the Arena as a special treat to celebrate were there for birthdays.

Of at least 22 who died it's known there are a number of children.

At least 12 of the seriously injured are under the age of 16.

This is a city that had to rebuild itself after the IRA bomb 21 years ago.

People here say they won't be beaten, which is no doubt why so many wanted to be here for tonight's vigil.

Our correspondent Matt O'Donoghue looks at how young concert-goers were targeted in such an evil act

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Suicide bomber: 'Was he working alone?'

Prime Minister Theresa May with Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins Credit: PA Images

The suicide bomber who brought carnage to the Manchester Arena has been named as Salman Abedi.

Police confirmed his name after armed officers carried out a dramatic raid on the redbrick semi in south Manchester where the 22-year-old was registered as living.

Greater Manchester Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said detectives were working to establish whether Abedi, whose attack left 22 people dead, including an eight-year-old girl, was working alone.

Residents of Elsmore Road in Fallowfield where he lived described being ordered to remain indoors as more than 20 officers, all armed, swooped on the house, carrying out a controlled explosion on the front door.

Elsewhere in south Manchester, the first arrest was made in connection with the inquiry when a 23-year-old man was detained near a Morrisons in Chorlton.

The Chief Constable has been in talks with the Prime Minster and Home Secretary and he says he has taken them through the emergency response and what the force plans to do in future days.

Police search home of suspected bomber

Forensic investigator on Elsmore Road Credit: PA Images

Armed officers raided the address of Manchester bombing suspect Salman Abedi, ordering residents indoors as they carried out a controlled explosion.

Elsmore Road, where Abedi was registered as living, became the centre of the investigation into Monday's outrage as detectives hunted those thought to be behind the blast.

The suspect was named by US security services in Washington, as those who live on the red-bricked semi-detached street said they know little about those who reside at the address.

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Terror attack: Shock and sadness at Saffie's school

Saffie Rose Roussos

Staff and pupils at Tarleton Community Primary school have spoken of their shock and sadness at the death of 8-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos in the Manchester Arena terror attack.

Saffie Rose Roussos was a pupil at Tarleton Community Primary school Credit: ITV Granada

Chris Upton, headteacher Tarleton Community Primary School said:

"Saffie was simply a beautiful little girl in every aspect of the word. She was loved by everyone and her warmth and kindness will be remembered fondly. Saffie was quiet and unassuming with a creative flair.

– Chris Upton, headteacher Tarleton Community Primary School

Leaders to stand united at peace vigil

Armed police stand guard at Albert Square Credit: PA Images

Details have been revealed of the vigil of peace to be held tonight in Manchester.

Faith, council and civic leaders will stand side by side to remember all those whose lives have been changed forever by last night’s bomb.

The vigil will start at 6pm in Albert Square.

Poet Tony Walsh will read This is The Place followed by a minute's silence.

Roads around Albert Square will be closed from 5pm and are expected to re-open around 7pm.

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