'Liverpool shows absolute solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Manchester', says city's mayor

Manchester Arena: 'Liverpool shows absolute solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Manchester', says Liverpool city mayor

An attack took place at Manchester Arena last night

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Liverpool metro mayor has said the city shows solidarity with Manchester after the terror attack yesterday.

Last night a suicide bomber attacked Manchester Arena after a concert, killing at least 22 people. Some police from Liverpool have now been deployed in Manchester to support efforts in the city.

Steve Rotheram's two daughters also attended the concert but managed to escape safely. Rotherham, who was elected mayor of the Liverpool city region earlier this month, told Julia Hartley-Brewer the way the auditorium was cleared in just a few minutes was a testament to its design.

However whilst his daughters are safe, he believes they will be mentally scarred from seeing people coming past them dripping with blood.

Rotheram also said he cannot get his head around the pain and hurt the families will be feeling.

Listen to the full interview above