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.