There is an increased number of police, including armed patrols out in communities following yesterday’s incident. These are general patrols aimed at providing community reassurance and there is no need to be alarmed.

There is no intelligence relating to a threat to schools and GMP are not advising any schools to close.

If you have been affected by the terror attack at Manchester Arena, help and support is available.

Victim Support is a national charity providing immediate emotional and practical local support to victims and witnesses of the Manchester attack. They can also refer people onto specialist services if needed.

Contact Victim Support’s national support line on 0808 168 9111 or, if you live in Greater Manchester, call 0161 200 1950.

If you’re looking for a loved one who is still missing following the attack, please call this emergency number: 0800 096 0095.

Transport for Greater Manchester is providing updates regarding road closures and temporary transport diversions and delays. You can find out more on the TfGM website and from @OfficialTfGM on Twitter.

Greater Manchester Police is appealing for any images or footage from last night that you believe can assist them. Please upload these to ukpoliceimageappeal.co.uk or ukpoliceimageappeal.com.

Thank you to everyone who has sent messages of support; the community spirit in our city region has shone through at this very sad time. If sharing information, please be sure to only share trusted sources and follow @gmpolice on Twitter and Facebook for updates and information.