Actor Tom Hardy has launched a fundraising drive for the victims of the “barbaric” Manchester bombing.
The Hollywood star, 39, is raising money for the British Red Cross Society, whose campaign has so far raised £1.5m.
Hardy said he was shocked that “families and children were attacked and murdered in a place where they should be safe and enjoying a concert”.
His Just Giving site has reached nearly half his £15,000 target.
Hardy, who thwarted a “fleeing thief” recently, wrote on his fundraising site: “There is no bringing back those who have been lost, pointlessly, in such a cowardly and brutal fashion.
“I am truly saddened by what I have witnessed and there is no doubt that terrorism is an evil thing.”
Mr Hardy added: “Terrorism is abhorrent, the killing of innocent families and children unacceptable.
“And it is with those, the innocent victims and the witnesses of this atrocity that my …