Book of condolence opened at Lincoln City Hall for Manchester terrorist attack

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A book of condolence has been opened at City Hall in Lincoln to allow residents to pass on their thoughts to the people of Manchester following the callous terrorist attack.

The so-called Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the suicide bomb blast in the foyer of the Manchester Arena after the Ariana Grande concert, which has so far killed 22 people.

Police believe that they know the identity of the terrorist and think that the attack was carried out by one person.

However, they are now investigating whether he was acting alone and had any help carrying out the atrocity.

The book will be available to sign until next Tuesday afternoon, after which it will be sent to the office of the Mayor of Greater Manchester.

City of Lincoln Council is also flying the flag above the Stonebow at half-mast.

In a letter to Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham, council leader Ric Metcalfe said: “I am writing to convey our condolences to all the families and friends of people killed and injured last night at the Manchester Arena.

“The response of your emergency services was clearly magnificent as was the response of local people in rushing to the aid of people involved.

“Our thoughts as a city are with you and the people of Manchester in this very distressing time.”