The Association of Muslim Schools condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the horrific attack on innocent civilians in Manchester.

We are heartbroken to learn innocent children are among the victims of this appalling terrorist attack.

Our prayers and thoughts are with the victims and their families who have been caught up in these tragic events. We stand with the city of Manchester in these difficult times and urge local Muslims to support the valiant efforts of the police and emergency services and show the world the true values and spirit of our faith.