Pictures from Keel Square as Sunderland remembers Manchester attack dead

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Touching messages chalked on pavements, flowers laid, tears shed.

Sunderland came together in tribute and defiance as it honoured those killed in Manchester and stood up against terrorism with a vigil in Keel Square.

Flowers in Keel Square

Flowers in Keel Square

Five people from the North East were among the 22 who died in the suicide bomb attack in Manchester Arena; Chloe Rutherford, 17, and boyfriend Liam Curry, 19, from South Shields; Hartlepool born Jane Tweddle-Taylor, 51; and Philip Tron, 32, and his partner’s daughter Courtney Boyle, 19, from Gateshead.