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22-05-18

NFCC pays tribute to people killed and injured in last year's Manchester bombing

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Manchester Arena bombing where 22 people lost their lives and hundreds of people were injured. 

The National Fire Chiefs Council has today paid tribute to those who were killed and injured during the attack, while acknowledging many people are continuing to come to terms with the events of the evening.

NFCC Chair Roy Wilsher said: "The mindless terror attack at the MEN Arena remains with us all. We have heard many accounts over the last year; including acts of bravery, those who helped others and those who are continuing to rebuild their lives in the aftermath.

Today is also an opportunity to think of all those people who continue to suffer in silence as they come to terms with the events of that evening.

"NFCC has committed to address recommendations set out in the Kerslake Review. The NFCC Operations Coordination Committee is working on key pieces of work to ensure lessons are learned and acted upon. In addition, we will continue to work closely with our emergency service partners."

A memorial service and evening vigil will be held in Manchester to mark the first anniversary and a civic memorial service is set to be held on the afternoon of May 22 at Manchester Cathedral. 

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