Mourners lay flowers and remember 22 lives lost in Manchester Arena attack

Loved ones mark fourth anniversary of Manchester Arena attack: Mourners lay flowers and remember 22 lives lost in terror blast at Ariana Grande show

  • Loved ones of Manchester bombing victims lay tributes on fourth anniversary
  • Twenty-two people were killed in the Manchester Arena bombing in May 2017
  • Mourners laid flowers at Manchester Victoria station, despite Covid regulations
  • Pictures of bees, a symbol of defiance after tragedy, were also left on platform

Loved ones of the 22 victims who were killed in the Manchester bombing lay floral tributes in the city centre today as they marked the fourth anniversary of the attack.

Mourners travelled to Manchester Victoria station on Saturday to remember the 22 innocent people who were killed in the Manchester Arena terror atrocity in May 2017.

Heartbreaking photographs showed loved ones of the victims laying floral tributes, balloons and pictures of bees, a symbol of defiance following the tragedy, on the train platform.

Amid Covid-19 restrictions, the leaving of floral arrangements or other tributes anywhere in the city centre has reportedly been discouraged this year.

Mourners travelled to Manchester Victoria station on Saturday (pictured) to remember the 22 innocent people who were killed in the Manchester Arena terror atrocity in May 2017

One woman appeared teary-eyed (above) as she played a bouquet of pink flowers in the train station on Saturday morning, while another man was seen kneeling among the tributes

One woman appeared teary-eyed (above) as she played a bouquet of pink flowers in the train station on Saturday morning, while another man was seen kneeling among the tributes

One woman appeared teary-eyed as she played a bouquet of pink flowers in the train station on Saturday morning, while another man was seen kneeling among the tributes.

Other heartfelt items that were left to remember the victims who travelled to watch an Ariana Grande concert but never returned home included cards and teddy bears.

While mass gathering remain restricted amid Covid-19 restrictions, the fourth anniversary of the tragedy is being marked with acts of remembrance at 9am and 4.30pm prayer services at Manchester Cathedral.

The names of the 22 innocent people who lost their lives will be read out, while the services will be streamed on Manchester Cathedral’s Facebook, according to Manchester Evening News.

Heartbreaking photographs showed loved ones of the victims laying floral tributes, balloons and pictures of bees, a symbol of defiance following the tragedy, on the train platform

Heartbreaking photographs showed loved ones of the victims laying floral tributes, balloons and pictures of bees, a symbol of defiance following the tragedy, on the train platform

Other heartfelt items that were left to remember the victims who travelled to watch an Ariana Grande concert but never returned home included cards and teddy bears

Other heartfelt items that were left to remember the victims who travelled to watch an Ariana Grande concert but never returned home included cards and teddy bears

At 10.30pm, the exact time that the bomb went off on this day in 2017, bells at the cathedral and in St Ann’s Church will ring out.

Starting from next year, commemorations for the tragedy will take place at the new Glade of Light memorial, which is due to be completed by the end of this year.

The memorial is designed to be a tranquil garden space, with a planting scheme planned to ensure year-round colour and reflect the changing seasons. It will also have a white stone ring which will carry the names of the 22 victims.

Meanwhile, the ongoing inquiry into the Manchester Arena attack was paused at 10.31 on Thursday, and is not sitting today, to remember those who died.

Salman Abedi, 22, detonated a home-made shrapnel packed bomb at the end of an Ariana Grande concert at the arena on May 22 2017, killing 22 bystanders and injuring hundreds more.

Priti Patel took to Twitter on Saturday to tribute to the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing, writing: ‘On the fourth anniversary of the attack at the Manchester Arena, my thoughts and prayers are with the 22 people who lost their lives, their loved ones and all those that have been affected by the tragic event.’

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