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UK terror threat level raised to “critical”

UK terror threat level raised to “critical”

Following the brutal terror attack on Monday night, the UK’s terror threat level has been raised to "critical" which is its highest level. The change in terror threat comes after investigators were unable to rule out whether Salman Abedi, a Mancunian of Libyan descent, acted alone or was part of a group.

The victims had just finished watching an Ariana Grande concert when killer Salman Abedi detonated a nail bomb as thousands of concert goers were leaving the Manchester Arena.  Four of the victims have been named including eight-year-old Saffie Rose Rousses who was the youngest victim of the attack; her mother is currently fighting for her life and is unaware that her daughter has already passed away. A Polish couple, Marcin and Angelika Klis, also died in the blast after they had gone to pick up their children from the concert; their children Alex and Patricia are fortunately safe.

It is a sad story for Olivia Campbell’s mum who phoned Good Morning Britain yesterday and wept over her missing daughter, last night she tragically revealed her daughter has been confirmed as one of the victims killed during the terror attack.

There are still around 20 people who are in critical care being treated for horrendous injuries following the attack. Jon Rouse, a senior NHS official told the BBC: “We're dealing with injuries to major organs, we're dealing with loss of limbs potentially, we're dealing with embedded objects, all the horrific injuries that you would expect from the event that happened.”

The Eiffel Tower turned its lights off and Wembley Stadium’s arch shone bright red and white lights with a sign declaring “For Manchester”. Other world monuments paid tribute to the victims of the Manchester terror attack including Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate and the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

While this is an awful time for everyone across the UK and the world it is heart-warming to know that people are coming together to support one another. Last night thousands congregated on Albert Square to show solidarity for those affected by the attack.

It is important to remember the victims of the attack, use the hashtag #StandTogether if you want to share your thoughts on Facebook and Twitter.

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