Manchester Attack

Published: 23 May 2017

Nelson Town Council sends its heartfelt and dearest condolences to the families of those affected in the horrific attack at the Manchester Arena in Manchester on Monday night.

At the time of writing, Police say 22 people have died and 59 people are injured after a suicide bombing at the Manchester Arena.

In a society which is tolerant and multicultural this heartbreaking incident has sent shockwaves through every household in Nelson, Lancashire and throughout the UK. The loss of innocent lives, and the targeting of young children, is incomprehensible and cowardly.

“With hundreds of Nelson residents travelling daily to Manchester to work and study, the hearts of all Nelson residents is with the people of Manchester. When I attended the remembrance vigil, where thousands of people from all backgrounds attended to pay their respects, it was the epitome of Manchester’s vibrant multi cultural community. The people of Manchester, Lancashire, the north west and beyond have all stood together as a family at this difficult time.”- Zafar Ali, Chairman of Nelson Town Council.

Nelson Town Council is at one with the loss of the victims and their families and we pray for peace and solidarity during this difficult time.