Theresa May tells of 'harrowing' visit to victims of Manchester suicide bombing

Prime Minister describes her visit to Manchester Children's Hospital Credit: PA

The Prime Minister has described her "harrowing" visit to Manchester Children's Hospital to meet victims of the suicide bomb attack, many of whom are from the North East and North Yorkshire.

The Prime Minister says the atrocity was "particularly sickening" because it targeted young people.

Theresa May visited the hospital on Tuesday to meet some of those injured in the Manchester Arena bombing and the medics treating them.

Recalling one girl who she met, Mrs May told the Sunday Express:

Seven children under 18 were among the 22 people killed when Salman Abedi targeted the Ariana Grande concert, and Mrs May said the young age of many of those involved added to the outrage over the murderous attack.

Candlelit vigils have taken place across the world in memory Credit: PA
22 people died in the suicide bomb attack Credit: PA