Last night, a devastating Islamic State terrorist attack took place at an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena. It was abhorrent. Children were killed in a horrific explosion. Ariana Grande tweeted that she felt “broken” after the attack, and told those affected that she is “so, so sorry” for what they are going through, adding that the incident left her without words.

Politicians have also responded to the incident

Home Secretary Amber Rudd called the Manchester Arena attack “a barbaric attack, deliberately targeting some of the most vulnerable” people: children, teenagers, just trying to have a good night.

It’s abhorrent. General election campaigning has been halted in the wake of the attack and Prime Minister Theresa May has entered discussions with the government’s emergency Cobra committee, while the flags of Downing Street were flown at half-mast as a sign of respect and mourning.

Sadiq Khan has pledged to bolster the police presence in London, while world leaders around the globe have spoken out to voice their solidarity and support for the UK during this trying time, with French President Emmanuel Macron condemning the attack as “murderous” and US President Donald Trump saying that America stands “in absolute solidarity” with the UK and calling the Manchester Arena suicide bomber an “evil loser.”