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Ariana Grande leads social media tributes to victims of the Manchester Arena terror attack two years on

Singer Ariana Grande has led social media tributes to the victims of the Manchester Arena terror attack two years on.

Twenty-two people were murdered at the venue when suicide bomber Salman Abedi detonated a device in the foyer at the end of the singer's show.

Marking the anniversary, Grande simply posted a bee emoji - the worker bee being a symbol of Manchester - to her Instagram story.

Ariana Grande posted a simple tribute to her Instagram story Credit: Instagram

The singer organised and performed at the One Love concert in June 2017 to raise money for the emergency fund launched following the attack, and has regularly spoken since about the trauma of events that night.

Ariana Grande performed at the One Love concert soon after the attack Credit: PA Images

As many people posted messages remembering the attack, the hashtags #OneLoveManchester, #ManchesterRemembers and #WeStandTogether were all trending on Twitter across the United Kingdom.

Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham tweeted a picture including the names of the victims.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan also posted a message of solidarity.

Dan Hett, whose brother Martyn was killed in the attack, thanked people for their "kind words" and said he would be attending a memorial.

Both Manchester United and Manchester City paid their respects on Twitter with images of the Manchester bee.

Local emergency services also sent messages of support to those affected.

The North West Ambulance Service tweeted: "If this brings back distressing thoughts or memories, don't hesitate to ask for some support."

Greater Manchester Police wrote of the victims: "Our thoughts will always be with their families and all those injured or affected."

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