“We were making our way out and when we were right by the door there was a massive explosion and everybody was screaming. It was a huge explosion — you could feel it in your chest. It was chaotic. Everybody was running and screaming and just trying to get out.” – Catherine Macfarlane
Unconfirmed reports have said the injuries seen suggest the explosion was caused by a nail bomb. Social media users have reported seeing multiple arrests around the city, but police have not confirmed if these are linked to the incident. Manchester’s Victoria station has been evacuated and all trains cancelled.
“It happened just in front of us at the top of the stairs. We didn’t know what had happened. It could have been a gun or a bang or an explosion. We just grabbed each other and got away. One lass was laying in her mother’s arms. I’m not sure if she has collapsed in shock or was injured.” – Courtney Spencer
This is a breaking story, we will provide more information as it becomes available.