'Security at Manchester Arena at the end of the concert was poor', says eyewitness

'Security at Manchester Arena at the end of the concert was poor', says eyewitness

Flowers have been laid in Manchester for victims of the attack

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Security at the Manchester Arena was poor at the end of the event, according to an eyewitness.

Last night a suicide bomber attacked the Manchester Arena after an Ariana Grande concert, killing at least 22 people.

Sean Foley told Jon Holmes that whilst security was good when his children entered the event and bags were checked, when he was waiting for them to come out he only saw five members of staff and two police officers in the foyer.

He described how his children left the concert early and they were at his car on level 5, two floors up from the venue, when they felt the ground shake as explosion took place.

They saw people running around covered in blood, but left for fear of a second explosion before the area was shut down. Foley said his children are shook up and glad to be alive.

Listen to the full interview above