May 23, 2017 / 3:28 PM / 3 months ago

May speaks to foreign leaders after Manchester attack - spokesman

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks outside 10 Downing Street in London, May 23, 2017.Neil Hall

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May spoke to several foreign leaders after a suicide bomber killed at least 22 people in an attack on a pop concert in the northern English city of Manchester, her spokesman said on Tuesday.

The spokesman said May had spoken with U.S. President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and would likely have calls with other world leaders.

"The prime minister and the president agreed the international community needs to work together to tackle the ideology behind terrorist attacks. The president offered the United States' full support and cooperation," the spokesman told reporters of May's call with Trump.

May also visited the police headquarters and a children's hospital in Manchester on Tuesday, he said.

Reporting by Kylie MacLellan, writing by Elizabeth Piper, editing by Paul Sandle

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