Fire service apologises for taking two hours to respond to the Manchester Arena terror attack, blaming 'silence' from the police on the night of the bombing, inquiry hears

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service has apologised for taking two hours to respond to the Manchester Arena terror attack.

At the public inquiry into the attack on Wednesday, the service blamed 'silence' from the police on the night of the bombing which led fire service bosses to assume there was a continuing marauding terror strike and so firefighters were kept back.

But they pointed to an...