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The Manchester Attack Victims

22 people were killed in a suicide bomber attack at the Manchester Arena at an Ariana Grande concert, on 22nd, May 2017. These is a tribute page to not one but the twenty-two victims of the horrible attack.

The victims

Courtney Boyle and Philip Tron

Philip Tron, 32, and his partner's daughter Courtney Boyle, 19, from Gateshead.

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.

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

The victims.

Elaine McIver

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.

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

The victims.

Wendy Fawell

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.

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."

The victims.

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.

The victims

Chloe Rutherford and Liam Curry

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

"They wanted to be together forever and now they are". They were "perfect in every way for each other and meant to be," their families said in a joint statement.

Liam not so long ago undertook a 260 mile cycle ride to Paris for the Bobby Robson Foundation. Chloe was a talented actress who appeared on the stage at the Theatre Royal in Newcastle.

The victims.

Michelle Kiss

Michelle Kiss, from Whalley in Lancashire, 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."

The victims.

Sorrell Leczkowski

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.

She was a "clever, talented, creative girl" who dreamed of becoming an architect. She had planned to go to Columbia University in New York to study "so that she could build hotels with slides coming out of the rooms and so that she could build her mum a house".

The victims.

Saffie Roussos

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 victims

Olivia Campbell-Hardy

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."

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

The victims.

Martyn Hett

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: "He left this world exactly how he lived, centre of attention."

The victims.

Nell Jones

Nell Jones, 14, from Cheshire, was a pupil at Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School, where her form tutor David Wheeler said she was popular and always smiling.

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.

The victims.

Alison Howe 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.

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.

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."

The victims

Jane Tweddle-Taylor

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

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.

Her partner Mark 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."

The victims.

Angelika and Marcin Klis

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

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."

Mr Klis and his wife, aged 39, had taken a picture of themselves together in Manchester shortly before going to the concert to collect their daughters.

The victims.

Kelly Brewster

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

According to her partner Ian Winslow "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."

Ms Brewster worked for Irwin Mitchell Solicitors and insurance company Aviva, had been to the Ariana Grande concert with her sister, Claire Booth, and her sister's 11-year-old daughter.

The victims.

John Atkinson

John Atkinson, 28, who lived in Radcliffe, Bury, was "well loved for his 'on point' eyebrows and his Nike flip-flops", his family said, adding that he loved his job as a support worker, looking after people with autism and Asperger's syndrome.

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

"They will feel his loss greatly," his family added.

The victims.

Georgina Callander

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

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"

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

The victims.

Megan Hurley

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

Gary Evans, principal of the Halewood Academy, where Megan was a pupil, said: "This has been a huge loss to all of us."

Michael and Joanne Hurley described their daughter as "fun-loving, sincere, caring and beautiful".

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