Stirling Council speaks out about Manchester attack

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Following the attack at the Ariana Grande concert on Monday night in Manchester, the flag has been lowered outside Stirling Council headquarters.

Chief executive Stewart Carruth made the following statement on Tuesday: “On behalf of Stirling Council and the communities and people of Stirling, I would like to send our heartfelt sympathies and support to all those caught up in the shocking events in Manchester last night.

“At this difficult and deeply distressing time, our thoughts are with the victims, their families and friends, and the people of Manchester.”

Greater Manchester police have confirmed that at least 22 people died in the incident and 59 are in hospital, some of whom were children. The incident is the worst terror attack in the UK since the London bombings in 2005.

Terror threat levels have been raised from severe to critical, meaning another attack  is to be “expected imminently” according to the Prime Minister.

There are suspicions that bomber Salman Abedi is part of a wider terrorist network as 5000 soldiers have been deployed in the streets as part of Operation Temperer.

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