Locals gather in Uppermill to pay respects after Manchester terrorist attack

MORE THAN 100 locals gathered in St Chad’s Park, Uppermill for a one-minute’s silence to remember those killed or injured in the Manchester terrorist attack.

At least 22 people were killed and 59 injured in the attack by a suicide bomber after a crowded pop concert at the Manchester Arena on Monday, May 22.

Vigils and silences have been held across the region, with thousands of locals gathering to pay their respects.

In Saddleworth, villagers gathered around the peace pole outside Uppermill Library, in St Chad’s Park, where flowers were laid and candles lit.

Fr Bernard Bickers said a short prayer for the victims, and called for “solidarity and unity” in these difficult times.

Then he rang the bell to signal a minute’s silence and the park fell into silent reflection.

Nearby in Mossley, a vigil was held the evening before, organised by Mayor of Mossley Cllr Chris Lyness.

Floral tributes and moving messages were placed at Mossley market ground, and many in attendance were youngsters who came to pay their respects.


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