A Scots teenager is “seriously ill” in hospital after a terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.
Laura MacIntyre had travelled to the concert at the Manchester Arena from Barra in the Western Isles with her friend Eilidh MacLeod.
Neither of the girls had contacted family or friends after an explosion at the venue around 10.30pm on Monday with family members travelling down south on Tuesday morning.
Laura’s father Michael MacIntyre took to Twitter to appeal for information to track down the teenager.
STV News understands Laura, 15, has been found in intensive care at hospital where she remains “seriously ill”.
Eilidh, 14, remains missing. It is understood her mother was at the venue to pick her up. It is believed her mother Marion is still searching for her.
Angus MacNeil, a family friend, said: “Laura is alive in hospital and is in a serious condition.
“We are obviously still extremely worried about Eilidh. We have no news at the moment.”
Greater Manchester Police confirmed 22 people, including children, were killed in the explosion and at least 59 have been injured.
Six people were treated in hospitals in Scotland, none with life-threatening injuries, after the incident. Four have since been released while the other two are still being treated.
Eilidh’s aunt Margaret MacNeil posted on Facebook: “My niece and her friend were at the Ariana Grande concert tonight and there has been no contact since the explosion.
“Please let us find the girls safe and well.”
A dedicated helpline for relatives of those unaccounted for after the incident has been established on 0800 096 0095, while appeals for information have been made on social media using #missinginmanchester.
Police confirmed a lone attacker detonated an improvised explosive device, in what is believed to be the worst terror attack on British soil since 56 people were killed in the 7/7 London bombings in 2005.