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Peter Byrne Queen Elizabeth II speaks to Evie Mills, 14, from Harrogate, her mother, Karen and dad, Craig.
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Queen Elizabeth visits victims of 'very wicked' Manchester attack

“It’s dreadful. Very wicked, to target that sort of thing.”

QUEEN ELIZABETH HAS condemned the Manchester attack as “very wicked”.

Speaking as she visited victims of the attack at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, the British monarch called the attack on an Ariana Grande concert “very alarming”.

She met with four young girls who were injured in the attack and their families, wishing the injured girls well.

Speaking to the father of 14-year-old Evie Mills, the Queen said:

“It’s dreadful. Very wicked, to target that sort of thing.”

She added that Grande was a “very good singer”.

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A total of 12 children under 16 were taken to the hospital after the attack which killed 22 people.

The bombing took place on Monday evening at 10.30pm in the aftermath of an Ariana Grande concert.

Bomber 22–year-old Salman Abedi detonated an improvised explosive device (IED) in the foyer of the arena as the crowd began to disperse.

17 of the 22 victims of the bombing have now also been named. Over 60 people were also hospitalised, many with life-threatening injuries.

Manchester Arena incident Peter Byrne Queen Elizabeth II speaks to Millie Robson, 15, from Co Durham, and her mother, Marie. Peter Byrne

Earlier today, it was confirmed that eight men are now in custody following two overnight arrests.

Police in Manchester also said they had found items they believe are “very important to the investigation” during the numerous raids they have carried out in the city over the past three days.

Read: Items ‘very important’ to investigation found by police in Manchester raids

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