Manchester to grant Ariana Grande honorary citizenship



Ariana Grande is to become an honorary citizen of Manchester after organising a concert to raise funds for victims of the terror attack in the city.

22 people, including seven children, died when suicide bomber Salman Abedi detonated a device as concert-goers began leaving a show by the US singer at Manchester Arena on May 22.

The 23-year-old is to be recognised for her efforts in organising the One Love charity concert at Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground, which featured Coldplay Justin Bieber and Katy Perry.

Abedi, 22, carried a rucksack packed with a “massive number” of small metal objects which “flew through the air at high velocity in all directions” when detonated in the foyer of the arena at the end of Grande’s concert.

Nineteen of the concert-goers died at the scene while three – including the youngest victim aged eight – were rushed to hospital, but pronounced dead shortly afterwards, inquests were told earlier this month.



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