Pupils from Catholic high school at Manchester bomb attack gig

Police outside the MEN arena this morning.
Police outside the MEN arena this morning.

A headteacher has confirmed that more than a dozen of his pupils were at the MEN arena last night when the devastating bomb attack happened.

Mr Michael Wright, who is headteacher at St Augustine's RC High School at Billington, said that a total of 13 pupils from the school were at the arena for American singer Ariana Grande's concert when the explosion happened.

Many children and teenagers from the Burnley area attend the secondary school as it is one of the main Catholic high schools in the area.

The suspected terror attack, which has killed around 22 people, many of them children, has sent shock waves through the local community.