Twenty-two people were killed and more than 50 injured when an explosion took place in the foyer of the MEN Arena just after 10.30pm yesterday.

An investigation is ongoing but police are treating it as a terrorist attack.

Paul Robinson, Chief Executive of Derby City Council, said:

“The people of Derby are shocked by the news of the horrific attack in Manchester last night. We send our condolences to the families and friends of those who have been so tragically killed, and our thoughts and prayers are also with those who were injured. We would also like to pay tribute to the compassion of members of the public in helping young concert goers and their families, and to the emergency services for their professionalism in the face of this heart-breaking incident.”

Police and partners remain on high alert in Derby and Derbyshire and we would ask everyone to be alert but not alarmed. Be aware of your surroundings and report anything suspicious, be that a vehicle, package or person. By working together we can tackle terrorism and extremism and make our communities safer.

You can call the confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321 or visit the ACT Counter Terrorism website to report anything.

For the latest updates on this situation, please follow Greater Manchester Police on twitter.