Off-duty female police officer confirmed as a victim of Manchester terror attack

Aftermath of Manchester Attack - Credit: Ross Parry
Aftermath of Manchester Attack - Credit: Ross Parry
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An off-duty female police officer has been confirmed to be among the victims of the Manchester Arena bomb attack.

Greater Manchester Chief Constable Ian Hopkins confirmed the news as he gave an update on the investigation.

He told reporters: "Very sadly I can confirm one of the victims is a serving police officer. In respect of the family's wishes I will make no further comment at this stage."

The BBC reported that the officer was with her husband and two children. All three of them were reportedly injured including the husband who is in a critical condition.

Sources said the family are from Cheshire.

Cheshire Police declined to comment and referred inquiries to Greater Manchester Police.

Chief Constable Hopkins added that police are now investigating a "network" over Monday night's attack which killed 22 people.

He also revealed that there are no military personnel on the streets of Greater Manchester and there are no plans for them to be introduced "at this time".