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Wednesday 29th January 2020

Ariana Grande pays emotional visit to Manchester victims

It comes as she arrived back in the UK ahead of Sunday’s One Love Manchester concert.

Ariana Grande has visited young fans injured in the Manchester terror attack in hospital.

The US pop star was photographed on social media hugging youngsters at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital ward, with one father left in tears by the visit.

It comes ahead of Grande’s all-star benefit concert on Sunday, less than two weeks after a suicide bombing at her gig in Manchester which killed 22 people and injured dozens more.

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This means more to us than all the amazing things people have done this week.

Peter Mann, whose daughter Jaden was injured in the attack, posted several photos of Grande and the youngster on Facebook.

He wrote: “This means more to us than all the amazing things people have done this week. when your daughter asks after her 2nd operation is ariana ok?

Peter Mann

This means more to us than all the amazing things people have done this week.when your daughter asks after her 2nd operation is ariana ok?so happy she came i could burst! Never seen jaden so…

Ariana arrived back in the UK on Friday morning ahead of the One Love Manchester concert on Sunday.

Musicians including Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Coldplay, Take That and Miley Cyrus will join her for the event which is raising funds for victims and their families.

Her hospital visit comes as police investigating the suicide bombing seized a car which they say could be “significant” to the investigation.

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Last week The Queen delighted victims when she visited them in hospital.

She attended Royal Manchester Children's Hospital to talk to the staff and the victims that were injured in the blast.

The monarch met 15-year-old Millie Robson from County Durham, along with her mum Marie, and dad David.

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The 91-year-old asked young Millie if she had enjoyed the concert before the attack.

Millie then told her how she had won a competition and met Ariana Grande backstage before the concert, to which the Queen was surprised and said how "lovely" that was.

The Queen then told David: "It's not something you expect at all."

She later spoke to Evie Mills, 14, and her parents, and said: "It's dreadful. Very wicked. To target that sort of thing."

And yesterday, Prince William paid his respects by visiting Manchester and signing the book of condolence, as well as meeting those who helped rescue the injured.