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Bridge illuminated as borough marks anniversary of Manchester Arena bombing

by Gemma Melling

The Greystone Bridge over the M62 in Knowsley will be illuminated in orange on Saturday evening (May 22, 2021) as the borough marks four years since the terrorist attacks in Manchester which claimed 22 lives and injured many more.

It will be one of many landmarks across the region to be lit up as a tribute to all those affected by the atrocity.

Cllr Graham Morgan, Leader of Knowsley Council, said: “Four years may have gone by since that awful day, but the memories are still incredibly raw.

“What happened that evening – the tragic loss of life and the suffering of so many innocent victims, remains as painful and incomprehensible today as it was in 2017.

“As a parent myself my heart breaks for every family who lost a child, every child that lost a parent, everyone who lost someone or who was affected by those awful actions on that evening.

“In Knowsley, we mourned the loss of Megan Hurley, a student at Halewood Academy. A bright young woman with all her life ahead of her.

“My thoughts will be with the family of Megan and all those others impacted by this terrible crime as they mark another anniversary.

“We must all remain united in our disgust and condemnation of acts of terrorism like this, when hate drives people to the most despicable of actions, and we must all continue to search within ourselves to ensure nothing like this is allowed to ever happen again.”