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It’s ev­ery par­ent’s night­mare. As I write this more than a dozen peo­ple are still miss­ing af­ter the Manchester ter­ror at­tack - young peo­ple who were en­joy­ing a spe­cial night out at an Ari­ana Grande pop con­cert.

Over the years I’ve dropped my daugh­ters off at var­i­ous con­certs, watch­ing them en­ter the are­nas for a night of fun with their friends and then pick­ing them up at the end of the night.

I can’t imag­ine the fear those par­ents in Manchester felt when chil­dren came run­ning and scream­ing from the arena and then try­ing to find your own.

These were nor­mal teenage chil­dren who were out see­ing their favourite artist and it ended in car­nage.

With the Lions Tour nearly here and ma­jor con­certs on the hori­zon the po­lice will now ex­tend their vig­i­lance even more.

We may be thou­sands of miles away but, as this at­tack in Manchester shows, no-one is im­mune from acts of evil.

- Shar­ron Par­doe, News Di­rec­tor Com­mu­ni­ties.

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