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Police and Crime Commissioner expresses condolences following Manchester attack
Bedfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Kathryn Holloway, offers her deepest condolences following the Manchester concert explosion.

In a statement the Commissioner said: "I cannot begin to imagine the level of evil and cowardice that exists in the mind of an individual who seeks to target an audience largely compromised of children and their families.

"I would like to commend the emergency services for their quick response last night and their ongoing work in helping those who were injured.

"I am a mother of two and the horror and loss of the families of those involved in the tragic event in Manchester is indescribable. I want to offer my deepest condolences to anyone affected and to those who have lost loved ones. Everyone involved will continually be in my thoughts today, as the police try to piece together the events that unfolded last night."

A helpline has been set up by Greater Manchester Police for those concerned about loved ones who you may have in the area - please call the dedicated emergency number 0161 856 9400.

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