Victims of the attack

Tributes have been paid to the 22 people killed at Manchester Arena, some of them children.

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Courtney Boyle and Philip Tron

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Philip Tron, 32, and his partner’s daughter Courtney Boyle, 19, from Gateshead, were killed in the attack.

In a statement, Courtney’s mum said: “My stunning, amazing, beautiful daughter, you were my rock, you made me so proud with all you had achieved.

Victims of the attack
Victims of the attack

“My gorgeous crazy Philip, you made my world a happy place, and now you are both my angels flying high in the sky.”

Courtney’s dad said he would “miss his baby girl” and her sister said she was “now a shining yellow star in the sky”.

Her boyfriend also paid tribute to his “soulmate”, adding: “No one had what that lass had, she was like no other. And she was on a path to fulfilment, and was happy when she passed.”

Philip’s mum paid tribute to her son, saying: “Philip was such a fun loving, energetic soul, he would light up the darkest room and lift your spirits with his infectious laugh, witty sense of humour and his beautiful smile.”

She said she wanted to thank the emergency services and the people of Manchester for “their continued help and support which they have given us throughout this harrowing time”.

Elaine McIver

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The Cheshire Police officer, 43, who was off-duty at the concert, was described by her family as “the best we could ever have wished for”.

She was with her partner Paul, who was seriously injured, and two children, who were also hurt.

In a statement, her family said: “Elaine was a much-loved daughter, sister, auntie, friend and colleague.

“She was everyone’s friend, thoughtful beyond belief with an effervescent and outgoing personality.

“She would have been devastated by the injuries sustained by her partner Paul, and we all wish him a speedy recovery.

“Elaine just loved life, and had a major love of music. Despite what has happened to her, she would want us all to carry on regardless and not be frightened by fear tactics, instead she regularly urged us all to rise up against it.

“Although we will all miss her beyond belief, we absolutely know she will live in our hearts forever.”

Ms McIver joined Cheshire Police as a special constable 20 years ago and became a regular officer in September 1998.

Her most recent position was working for the force’s regional organised crime unit.

Chief Constable Simon Byrne said: “Friends who knew her well have described her as big hearted, bubbly and a positive person.”

Crime Commissioner David Keane said her death was being felt “across the constabulary and the wider community”, adding: “It is at moments like this that we must remain unified and strong.”

Wendy Fawell

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The 50-year-old mum from Otley, West Yorkshire, had travelled to the concert with her friend, Caroline, and their children. Caroline was seriously injured.

Wendy’s son Adam Fawell said the family were “devastated”, adding: “Mum was a wonderful woman. She’ll be sadly missed.

“We’d like to thank everyone for all the effort that went into trying to find her.”

Family friend Jean Osborne said: “She was the kindest person you’d ever wish to meet. She’d do anything for you. She was an awesome person. She’ll be missed by many.”

Staff at Oswald’s C of E Primary School, in Guiseley, where Ms Fawell had previously worked, have expressed their “deep sadness”.

In a post on Twitter, the school said: “It is with deepest sadness that I confirm that our former colleague Wendy Fawell was killed in the Manchester bombing. RIP, Wendy.”

Eilidh MacLeod

The 14-year-old from Barra in the Outer Hebrides was at the Ariana Grande concert with a friend.

Her parents said in a statement: “Words cannot express how we feel at losing our darling Eilidh.

“Eilidh was vivacious and full of fun. She loved all music whether it was listening to Ariana or playing the bagpipes with her pipe band.

“As a family we would like to express our thanks and gratitude for the support and kind messages we have received at this difficult time.”

Eilidh’s friend, Laura MacIntyre, is said to be in a “serious condition” in a Manchester hospital.

Chloe Rutherford and Liam Curry

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An “inseparable” young couple, Chloe Rutherford, 17, and Liam Curry, 19, from South Shields, had been at the concert together.

Both were declared missing after the blast, and relatives mounted a social media campaign in a bid to find them.

They were “perfect in every way for each other and meant to be,” their families said in a joint statement.

“They wanted to be together forever and now they are,” they said.

Michelle Kiss

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Michelle Kiss was described as “a loving wife to Tony, mother to Dylan, Elliot and Millie, as well as daughter to Mick and Christine and sister to Nichola”.

In a statement, her family said: “Family was her life and we are all obviously devastated by her loss.

“She has been taken away from us, and all that love her, in the most traumatic way imaginable.”

Sorrell Leczkowski

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Sorrell Leczkowski, from Leeds, is believed to have gone to the Manchester Arena with her family to pick up her sister.

The 14-year-old Allerton High School pupil was killed and her mother and grandmother, who is critically ill, are in hospital.

Her sister, who was at the concert, was not injured.

Saffie Roussos

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Eight-year-old Saffie Roussos was “simply a beautiful little girl in every sense of the word,” said Chris Upton, head teacher at Lancashire’s Tarleton Community Primary School.

“She was loved by everyone and her warmth and kindness will be remembered fondly,” he said.

He added: “News of Saffie’s death in this appalling attack has come as a tremendous shock to all of us and I would like to send our deepest condolences to all of her family and friends.

“The thought that anyone could go out to a concert and not come home is heartbreaking.

“Our focus is now on helping pupils and staff cope with this shocking news and we have called in specialist support from Lancashire County Council to help us do that.”

Olivia Campbell-Hardy

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Olivia Campbell-Hardy, 15, was a “precious, gorgeous girl”, her mother has said in an online tribute.

Charlotte Campbell, from Bury in Greater Manchester, wrote: “RIP my darling precious gorgeous girl… taken far far too soon go sing with the angels and keep smiling mummy loves you so much.”

Olivia’s family had spent the day desperately searching for her, hoping she was one of the dozens of people being treated in hospital.

She was a pupil at Tottington High School, where head teacher Brian Duffy described her as “a delightful young girl”.

“As a school community we are absolutely devastated and heartbroken at the news that Olivia has passed away,” he said in a statement.

Martyn Hett

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PR manager Martyn Hett, 29, was at the concert with his friend Stuart Aspinall when the pair became separated.

Mr Hett, from Stockport, was a Coronation Street fan and in 2015 was interviewed for the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme about his tattoo of the soap’s character Deirdre Barlow.

His partner Russell Hayward said on Twitter: “We got the news last night that our wonderful iconic and beautiful Martyn didn’t survive.

“He left this world exactly how he lived, centre of attention.”

Nell Jones

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Nell Jones, 14, from Cheshire, died in the attack. Her family paid tribute to their “just lovely” girl, who “loved life”.

“Our hearts have been shattered. We loved Nell so very much, she was our world,” they said in a statement.

Nell was a pupil at Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School, where her form tutor David Wheeler said she was popular and always smiling.

He said: “Her tutor group have been together since the transition from primary school. It feels like they have lost a sister not a classmate.”

Manchester attack: The victims

Alison Howe and Lisa Lees

Image caption Alison Howe, left, and Lisa Lees

Friends Alison Howe, 45, from Royton, and Lisa Lees, 43, from Oldham near Manchester, were killed while waiting in the foyer to pick up their daughters.

The girls, both aged 15, are believed to be safe.

Ms Howe’s stepson Jordan Howe confirmed her death on Facebook, writing: “They took a caring beautiful mum and step mother away from us all she was amazing to us all.”

Mrs Lees, who was a beauty therapist and had two children and a grandchild, “brought joy and happiness” to those she met, her husband Anthony said.

Her daughter India said she was the “best mum in the universe and the bestest friend that I could ask for”.

Jane Tweddle

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Jane Tweddle, 51, from Blackpool, was killed in the foyer as she went to the Arena with a friend to pick up the friend’s daughter.

Her partner Mark was a professional footballer who became a coach. He said: “Jane’s obviously a very very lovely lady and a very good mother to her three daughters.

“She was liked by everybody, especially in the community in Blackpool where she worked.”

Jane was a receptionist at South Shore Academy School in Blackpool and was a “bubbly, kind, welcoming, funny, generous” colleague, the school’s principal has said.

Jane Bailey described her as a “well-loved member of staff” and “wonderful friend and colleague”.

Angelika and Marcin Klis

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Image caption Angelika and Marcin Klis took this photo earlier on Monday before attending the concert

Marcin and Angelika Klis, who were both from Poland and lived in York, were killed while collecting their daughters from the venue.

The couple’s daughter Alex Klis, 20, a student at York College, had posted an appeal on Facebook for information on their whereabouts.

The Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski told a radio station: “The parents came after the concert to collect their daughters and unfortunately we have information that they are dead. The children are safe.”

The Polish foreign ministry said: “We share the pain of the family and the loved ones of the victims and express our most sincere condolences.”

Kelly Brewster

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Kelly Brewster, 32, from Sheffield, died while shielding her niece from the blast, her family said.

Her uncle, Paul Dryhurst, said Ms Brewster had “heroically shielded” her 11-year-old niece from the explosion in the foyer after becoming separated from her sister at the end of the performance.

Her partner Ian Winslow wrote on Facebook: “Not sure how this works but it isn’t good news.

“Kelly Brewster wasn’t one of the unidentified hospital patients. She has sadly passed away in the terror attack.”

He added: “Kelly really was the happiest she has ever been and we had so many things planned together. My daughter Phoebe will be absolutely devastated like we all are.”

John Atkinson

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Image caption John Atkinson’s relatives said he was the “life and soul of his family”

The family John Atkinson, 28, who lived in Radcliffe, Bury, have said his loss is “immeasurable”.

Mr Atkinson was “well loved for his ‘on point’ eyebrows and his Nike flip-flops”, they said, adding that he loved his job as a support worker, looking after people with autism and Asperger’s syndrome.

“They will feel his loss greatly,” his family added.

He was described by friends as “a true gentleman” in online tributes.

Friends of Mr Atkinson also set up a fundraising page to help his family, which has raised more than £4,000.

“John was one in a million and loved by so many,” Hayley Dickenson added.

Georgina Callander

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Image caption Georgina Callander (L) with Ariana Grande in 2015

Student Georgina Callander, 18,, had already met the US singer Grande before seeing her perform on Monday.

She had previously posted a photograph of herself with the 23-year-old singer, taken in 2015, on her Instagram account.

Before the concert, Miss Callander, from Lancashire, had sent a Twitter message to Grande, saying: “SO EXCITED TO SEE YOU TOMORROW”.

Miss Callander’s family said she “was as beautiful on the inside as she was on the outside, with a smile that was never ending. She always had big hugs for everyone and her life was blooming like the flowers she loved”.

Megan Hurley

Megan Hurley, 15, from Merseyside, was given tickets for the concert as a birthday surprise.

In a Facebook post her aunt, Maxine Benson, asked for “privacy and respect at this devastating time”.

Megan’s brother, Bradley, 20, was seriously injured in the attack.

A JustGiving page set up to raise funds for the family has reached almost £10,000 and says she “was taken far too early”.

Helen McDermott, who organised the fundraising, posted: “Let’s help Megan Hurley’s family as much as possible guys this is an awful time for the whole country but we can do our bit for our own”.

Gary Evans, principal of the Halewood Academy, where Megan was a pupil, said: “On Tuesday morning, we were told the dreadful news that one of our students was a victim of the atrocity that took place in Manchester on Monday evening.

“This has been a huge loss to all of us.”

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