THE LATEST INFORMATION ON CURRENT AND ONGOING INCIDENTS
During major incidents such as flooding, fires or other disruptive events, the latest information and regular updates will be posted here.
MANCHESTER ARENA BOMBING
(22 May 2017 at 22:30)
Latest updates via BBC LIVE STREAM
23 May 21:40 – UK THREAT LEVEL RAISED TO ‘CRITICAL’ for only the third time ever.
Prime Minister confirms military personnel will be deployed to protect key sites under the command of police officers.
06:30 – National Crime Agency appeal for any suspicions of terrorist activity to be reported on 0800 789 32
10:55 – Police announce 3 men have been arrested in south Manchester in connection with the ongoing investigation
11:10 – GMP release attack response timeline (@GMPCityCentre)
15:45 – Police confirm they are investigating a ‘network’ in relation to the Manchester Arena attack.
• Four arrests have been made, including the brother of suicide bomber Salman Abedi.
• A policewoman is confirmed to be among the victims.
• The Palace of Westminster (which includes the Houses of Parliament) has been closed to the public and will not re-open until further notice.
18:30 – Five people have now been arrested in the UK and two in Libya, in connection with the attack. These include the father and two brothers of the attacker.
19:00 – Ariana Grande’s concerts at the O2 Arena tomorrow and Friday have been cancelled.
Emergency hotlines – 0161 856 9400 / 0161 856 9900 / 0800 096 0095
(for anyone concerned about relatives or friends who are not yet accounted for)
Police set up help centre at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium, access Gate 11, for anyone who needs assistance in tracing loved ones.
BBC Newsround has a support page for children affected by the Manchester attack
09:00 – The death toll stands at 22, with 59 injured.
The lone male suicide bomber, later named as Salman Abedi, died at the scene. A 23 year old man has been arrested in connection with the attack.
Vigils attended by thousands are held in Manchester and around the country.
14:30 – Greater Manchester Police appeal for video footage from the event and the surrounding area to be uploaded for review
12:00 – Arndale Centre temporarily evacuated and one person reported arrested following suspicious package find. The Centre has since reopened.
Where to give blood:
Norfolk House Donor Centre, 7 Brown Street, Manchester, Lancs, M2 1DA
Manchester, Plymouth Grove Donor Centre
NHSBT, Manchester Centre, Plymouth Grove, Manchester, M13 9LL
To check opening hours or book an appointment call 0300 123 23 23.
You can find your nearest blood donation centre here.
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TERRORIST INCIDENT IN WESTMINSTER –
(22 March 2017)
Latest updates were provided via the BBC LIVE STREAM
The Live Stream ended at 21:21 on 24 March. You can view the sequence of events via the above link for a limited period.
24 March – The BBC continues to provide ongoing information as more details come to light and police outline specific information they are seeking from the public.
23 March 17:30 – Roads are being closed in the area surrounding Trafalgar Square ahead of candlelit vigil.
The incident occurred around 14:.45 and parliament buildings remained in lock down until 19:30 hrs, with some Members of Parliament being evacuated to Westminster Abbey. The police cordon, covering a few square miles, was further extended. Much of the cordon remains in place. Live traffic reports and details of road closures are available on
the TFL Traffic status website.
PC Keith Palmer, who was stabbed, died at the scene. Confirmed deaths have risen to 5, including the perpetrator Khalid Masood who was shot by police. Over 40 others have been injured, seven of whom were critical.
At present police are satisfied there was only one assailant. However premises were raided overnight in Forest Gate (East London), Wales, Surrey, Sussex and Birmingham. Eight people are understood to have been arrested. Indications are that the car used in the attack was hired in Birmingham.
The Metropolitan Police Casualty Bureau numbers are 0800 056 0944 and 0207 158 0010.
Anyone worried about family or friends involved in the incident should call Casualty Bureau on either number listed above and choose Option 1.
Anyone involved in the incident, please call Casualty Bureau on either number listed above and choose Option 2.
A ‘Safety Check’ page on Facebook allowed people to confirm that they were are safe.
STORM DORIS – (23 February 2017)
Latest information across the UK followed via the BBC LIVE STREAM
The Live Stream ended at 19:03 on 23 February. You can view the sequence of events via the above link for a limited period.
RISK OF TIDAL FLOODING – EAST COAST (13-14 January 2017)
No significant flooding occurred during the storm surge and this is no longer of concern
Information is constantly updated by the main agencies.
ADVICE AND GUIDANCE FOR PROPERTY OWNERS is available on the ABI website
Flood Warnings for England, shown on our Home page, are always current
and link directly to the Environment Agency for full details
THE BBC LIVE STREAM ENDED at 05:10 am on 14 January
Status report from the BBC at 05:10 am 14 January:
Storm surge updates: Here’s what happened
- Most places have escaped the predicted flooding as a change in wind direction meant the high tide and tidal surge did not hit at the same time.
- Residents evacuated in Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk are being advised they can return to their homes.
- Seventeen severe flood warnings remain in place.
- Forecasters predict another cold day is in store for most of the UK with a chilly north-westerly wind.
- It will stay dry and sunny for most, but wintry showers will blow into Wales and the south-west, soon turning to rain. Some snow showers may affect the far east of the country.