Vigil for Manchester attack victims to take place in Wellingborough tonight

Members of the public lay flowers and pay their respects in St Ann's Square, Manchester to the 22 killed at Mondays terror attack. At least 22 people have died, with more than 60 injured after Salman Abedi detonated a bomb in the Manchester Arena, at 10:30pm Monday, 22 May 2017. Chief Constable Ian Hopkins of GMP said "This is a fast-moving investigation and we have significant resources deployed to both the investigation and the visible patrols that people will see across Greater Manchester as they wake up to news of the events last night. This will include armed officers as people would expect. More than 400 officers have been involved in this operation during the night." NNL-170525-105358005
Members of the public lay flowers and pay their respects in St Ann's Square, Manchester to the 22 killed at Mondays terror attack. At least 22 people have died, with more than 60 injured after Salman Abedi detonated a bomb in the Manchester Arena, at 10:30pm Monday, 22 May 2017. Chief Constable Ian Hopkins of GMP said "This is a fast-moving investigation and we have significant resources deployed to both the investigation and the visible patrols that people will see across Greater Manchester as they wake up to news of the events last night. This will include armed officers as people would expect. More than 400 officers have been involved in this operation during the night." NNL-170525-105358005

A vigil for those hit by the Manchester bomb attack will take place tonight (Friday).

The vigil will be held by the Wellingborough Inter Faith Group from 6pm to 7pm outside the Hind Hotel in Sheep Street.

So far, 22 people including a number of children have been confirmed as dead after the attack at an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena on Monday.

A Wellingborough Inter Faith Group statement said: “This week’s bomb attack in Manchester, an attack on innocent children and their families, repels people of all faiths and none.

“As an Inter Faith Group we strongly condemn all such acts of violence, so often wrongly carried out in the name of one religion or another.

“We stand united and our love and prayers go out to all who are suffering from this latest appalling incident.

“We are holding a vigil on Friday evening from 6pm to 7pm opposite the Hind Hotel in the town centre and invite people of all religions and none to join us for all or part of the time as we show our solidarity with those suffering in Manchester.”

Mohiuddin Choudhury, from the Shahjalal Jame Masjid mosque in Wellingborough, said: “Following the recent terrorist attack on the Manchester Arena our thoughts and prayers are with all the victims and their families at this time.

“This is a horrific and criminal attack on innocent human life.

“We want the perpetrators to face the toughest justice of the land and in the thereafter.

“We pay tribute to our police force, other emergency services such as fire services, ambulance services, doctors, and nurses and those who played such important roles to save people’s lives and rushed to assist survivors and their families.

“We request all people come together - of all faiths and none - to support and demonstrate our shared common humanity in the face of such horror.”