Below is an email we have received from Manchester Council:
I am writing to you to provide an update on the terrorist incident in Manchester and to provide some information on how you may be able to help.
Significant resources have been deployed to both the investigation of the event last night and the subsequent policing of the city. Over 400 officers have been involved in this operation, including armed police.
This has been dealt with as a terrorist incident and it is believed at this time that the attack was conducted by one man. The priority at present is to establish whether he was acting alone or as part of a network.
Terrorists attempt to disrupt our lives and create mistrust and fear in communities. We have a long history in Manchester of communities standing together during difficult times. In the coming days we will be working closely with community leaders to address any issues.
It is important that we all remain vigilant but also that we go about our daily lives. We would ask people to be alert and report any suspicious activity to police on the Anti Terrorist Hotline 0800 789321 or dialling 999.
Emergency numbers have been established for anyone who is concerned for loved ones who may not have returned home; 0161 856 9400 or 0161 856 9900.
In the meantime if you have any queries or concerns do not hesitate to contact me. Please pass on this message to other residents as you feel is appropriate.
Neighbourhood Manager: City Centre, Hulme and Ardwick
Central Neighbourhood Team
The Neighbourhoods Service
Growth and Neighbourhoods Directorate
Manchester City Council
Level 1, Active Lifestyles Centre
Moss Side M15 6FGTel: 0161 234 4000 (Internal: 801 34000)
Fax: 0161 274 0018