So I can tell you all that it was 100% real in that people died, people were injured and people are going to have to live with seeing a flash of light, smelling burning and then being covered in blood and bits.
A college friend of mine that I've known for 17 years had to bag up her clothes and also give the police her daughters wheelchair to collect DNA and other evidence.
They are in total shock and the parent fell yesterday as still in shock and now has a secondary head injury.
As to whether the person who did it was acting of his own volition, forced or brainwashed and by whom is unknown and the truth about why is open to speculation but it was a real suicide bombing.
My group of friends have bought the lady and daughter lots of nice flowers because as a group of friends we can't imagine what she and her daughter witnessed that night.
As far as we know they will need a lot of councelling too. What was described sounded like a horrid nightmare.
I had a major issue with their packaging once didn't buy since. £500 of coins in a Jiffa bag that was opened at the side but I signed before I saw the opening. Luckily the coins were there! Not a fan. Atkinsons and STG were always good.