23 May 2017

Councillor Julie Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council, said: “Sheffield stands completely united with our friends in Manchester after what is a truly horrifying and shocking attack. It is particularly barbaric that this was designed to target an event that was attended by so many children and young people and our hearts go out to the victims, families and everyone affected by this appalling incident.”

The Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Anne Murphy, added: “The people of Sheffield stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of Manchester.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those affected in last night’s atrocity.”

A Book of Condolence is now open in Sheffield Town Hall and the flag will be flying at half-mast.