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Tue 23 May 2017 06:00

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Today’s programme will be dominated by what happened in Manchester last night.


The target for last night's attack in Manchester was a concert by the American artist Ariana Grande. The BBC’s entertainment correspondent Colin Patterson has been at the scene all night and Lee Dodderidge is director at Covenant Security and a former member of the National Counter Terrorism Security Office.


The concert attracted thousands of teenagers. People called Radio Manchester overnight with their experiences. Some parents are still waiting to hear from their children. Charlotte Campbell’s daughter has been missing since the concert.


Nicky Betteridge was at the concert with his girlfriend, Nicole, and his 9-year-old daughter Summer.


This is  the worst atrocity in Britain since 56 people were killed in the 7/7 London bombings in 2005. Counter-terrorism police have said they are making on average an arrest every day in connection with suspected terrorism. Chris Phillips is the former head of the National Counter Terrorism Security Office.


Today’s Zoe Conway reports on the events of last night in Manchester.


Imran Haq from Leeds was waiting outside the Arena for his partner and their daughter to come out when he heard the explosion.


Counter-terrorism expert Richard Barrett joins us.

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