We Love Manchester signs have begun to pop up around the city to show solidarity and to share a helpline for those effected by last nights terror attack in the city.
At least 22 people have died, with more than 60 injured after an ‘explosion’ tore through a pop concert at Manchester Arena in a suspected terror attack.
Following the event messages of support could be seen across social media, with taxi drivers also offering free rides home for people affected and queues appearing outside the door at local blood banks.
People have also opened their home to those in need, advertising them on Twitter using the hashtag #RoomForManchester.
In a statement, GMP said: “This is currently being treated as a terrorist incident until police know otherwise.
“Officers were called to reports of an explosion at the Manchester Arena just before 10.35pm on Monday, May 22. “So far 19 people have been confirmed dead, with around 50 others injured,” the force said. Multiple witnesses reported hearing two “huge bangs” at the venue shortly after US singer’s gig finished at around 10.30pm on Monday evening. The area around the arena was swamped with police and emergency services and approach roads were cordoned off.