Statement from Simon Hoare, Conservative Party Candidate for North Dorset, following events in Manchester:

"It is nigh on impossible to express, in words which have not been used before, the sadness and outrage felt following last night's tragedy in Manchester. May the deceased Rest in Peace and the injured be comforted. To all of the emergency services, who face the horror on the front line our profound admiration and respect. To the people of Manchester who have opened their doors to provide refuge, to the cab drivers providing free transport: in those acts of kindness you reaffirm, for our whole nation, our values, our decency and our resolve. To the agents of murder: you can bomb, you can maim you can seek to intimidate but you can never triumph. When will you ever learn that lesson? Simon Hoare Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for North Dors