Daily Mail: Ring of steel set to protect 50,000 fans: Huge security operation in place as Ariana Grande pays tribute to Manchester victims
* Armed police will protect 50,000 fans at tomorrow’s One Love concert
* Officers will be in place for at least two hours after the finish of the concert
* Fans have been told not to take bags and be ready for security searches
* The £40 tickets for Sunday’s event, to be shown live on BBC1, were snapped up in less than 20 minutes on Thursday
A massive security operation involving armed police from around the country will be in place to protect 50,000 fans at tomorrow’s One Love Manchester charity concert.
Particular focus will be on those leaving the Old Trafford cricket ground after 22 people died and dozens were injured by suicide bomber Salman Abedi as they left the Manchester Arena last week.
Armed officers will be in place for at least two hours after the finish of the concert which features Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Take That, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Robbie Williams, Little Mix and Miley Cyrus.
Fans have been told not to take bags and be ready for security searches when they arrive.
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WNU Editor: The performers and their crews are already in Manchester .... so I do expect the concert to proceed this Sunday. But with what has happened in London tonight .... I can only imagine how tight the security will be when the concert starts. The concert begins at 6:55 PM Manchester time, and it will end 3 hours later.