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Sunday, June 4, 2017 5:13am ET by  

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Ariana Grande's manager: 'One Love Manchester to continue with greater purpose after London attack'

Scooter Braun, the manager for Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber, has tweeted a statement regarding this evening's One Love Manchester concert after the attacks in London last night (June 3).

Braun tweeted: "After the events last night in London, and those in Manchester just two weeks ago, we feel a sense of responsibility to honor those lost, injured, and affected. We plan to honour them with courage, bravery, and defiance in the face of fear.

"Today's One Love Manchester benefit concert will not only continue, but will do so with greater purpose. We must not be afraid, and in tribute to all those affected here and around the world, we will bring our voices together and sing loudly. I am pleased to say we have the full support of Greater Manchester police and the government and are assured the safety of all those attending is the highest priority.

"All artists invovled have been unwavering in their support this morning and are determined to carry on with the show. 

"We ask the strong city of Manchester and the world to join us in making the statement that hatred and fear will never win. Today we stand together. Thank you"

There has been an outpouring of love and support for London on Twitter over the last several hours from the entertainment industry, from those who are taking part in tonight's concert, as well as from artists that are Londoners themselves.

At 10.10pm UK time last night (June 3) the police were called to an incident on London's famous London Bridge. They responded within 8 minutes to an attack on the bridge itself and neighbouring Borough Market.

At the time of writing 7 people have been killed and almost 50 are in hospital after three knifemen drove onto the bridge to collide with pedestrians and then ran into neighbouring bars and restaurants stabbing members of the public. They have since been shot dead by police.

One Love Manchester will be viewed globally by an estimated 1 billion people and will feature Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Robbie Williams, Katy Perry, Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, Little Mix, Niall Horan and Pharrell Williams

The BBC announced their broadcast plans for the event on Friday. Their coverage will start at 6.55pm UK time.

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