Your browser may block some cookies by default. By clicking, you agree to allow our advertising partners to place their cookies and serve you more relevant ads. Visit our privacy policy page to view our privacy policy or opt-out.
GettyImages-547090000-1511541884630.jpg
Source: getty

Theresa May Says Government Won't Pay For Full Cost Of Manchester Terror Attack

By Mark Pygas

It's been six months since a bomb planted at the Manchester Arena during an Ariana Grande concert killed 22 innocent people and injured over 500 more, many of them children. And costs are starting to mount for the city, with £9m ($12m) spent by Greater Manchester Police in the investigation and response, and a further £8m ($10.6m) being spent by the local government on supporting victims in areas such as health and counselling. 

Despite promises to help cover the costs by the British government, Manchester Evening News revealed earlier this month that no extra money had materialized, and that so far, the local government had footed the bill. 

The revelation forced British Prime Minister Theresa May to pledge that the government would cover "the majority" of costs last week, setting November 24th as a deadline to reimburse the city.