Manchester attack: These are the 22 people killed video

Eilidh MacLeod loved all kinds of music, whether it was Ariana Grande or the bagpipes.
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Eilidh MacLeod loved all kinds of music, whether it was Ariana Grande or the bagpipes.

A bomb blast at the end of pop star Ariana Grande's concert at Manchester Arena on Monday killed at least 22 and wounded scores more.

Several children and teenagers are among those killed.

Here's what we know about the 22 victims:

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EILIDH MACLEOD

Courtney Boyle, 19, was her mother's "rock".
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Courtney Boyle, 19, was her mother's "rock".

A 14-year-old from the Scottish island of Barra who was "vivacious and full of fun", Eilidh was at the concert with her 15-year-old friend Laura McIntyre, who was seriously injured.

"Our family is devastated and words cannot express how we feel at losing our darling Eilidh," her family said in a statement.

"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."

COURTNEY BOYLE and PHILLIP TRON

Philip Tron, 32, lit up any room, his mother says.
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Philip Tron, 32, lit up any room, his mother says.

Leeds Beckett University student Courtney Boyle, 19, was with her stepfather Phillip Tron at the concert.

The 19-year-old's mother said Boyle was "her rock".

"My stunning amazing beautiful daughter you were my rock you made me so proud with all you had achieved and my gorgeous crazy Philip you made my world a happy place and now you are both my angels flying high in the sky," a statement says.

Boyle's father said in a statement he would never forget her.

"I am going to miss my baby girl Courtney Boyle for the rest of my life. I will never forget you and I will love you forever. Grandad Bob misses you loads also."

Tron's mother said he was "an energetic soul" who lit up any room.

Primary school teacher Wendy Fawell was with her teenage daughter at the concert.
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Primary school teacher Wendy Fawell was with her teenage daughter at the concert.

"Firstly, we would like to thank the emergency services, police, nurses, support staff, family & friends and the people of Manchester for their continued help and support which they have given us throughout this harrowing time," she said in a statement.

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"Our most amazing son, partner, brother, father, uncle, nephew and cousin, Philip Tron, sadly passed away on the 22nd May 2017. 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."

WENDY FAWELL

Michelle Kiss's daughter Millie was comforted by police officers in heartwarming photos after the 45-year-old mother ...
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Michelle Kiss's daughter Millie was comforted by police officers in heartwarming photos after the 45-year-old mother lost her life.

A primary school teacher from Otley, West Yorkshire, Wendy Fawell's family had mounted a frantic campaign to find her after the explosion.

St Oswald's C of E Primary School, in Guiseley, said on Twitter on Thursday: "It is with deepest sadness that I confirm that our former colleague Wendy Fawell was killed in the Manchester bombing. RIP, Wendy."

The 50-year old was reportedly with her 15-year-old daughter Charlotte, and a friend and her sons, when they were caught in the attack.

MICHELLE KISS

Elaine McIver was "everyone's friend", her family says.
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Elaine McIver was "everyone's friend", her family says.

Millie Kiss, 12, touched the hearts of millions when she was pictured in the arms of a police officer wrapped in an oversized coat which had been draped around her shoulders to keep her warm.

Now it has emerged that her mother Michelle, 45, died in the blast.

Just hours before the bombing, Michelle, of Clitheroe, Lancashire had posted a picture of daughter Millie and a friend on Facebook with the caption: "Excited girlies ready to watch Ariana."

Her niece, Laura Murray, wrote the sad news on Facebook. She said: "It's true thank you everyone for your help we are all heartbroken".

ELAINE McIVER

Sorrell Leczkowski, 14, died and her grandmother is critically ill.
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Sorrell Leczkowski, 14, died and her grandmother is critically ill.

A police officer who worked in Cheshire, McIver was with her husband Paul at the concert.

Her family say she was the best daughter, sister, Auntie, friend and colleague they could've hoped for.

"She was everyone's friend, thoughtful beyond belief with an effervescent and outgoing personality," a family statement says.

"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."

SORRELL LECZKOWSKI​

14-year-old schoolgirl Nell Jones was killed in the suicide blast.

14-year-old schoolgirl Nell Jones was killed in the suicide blast.

Sorrell Leczkowski, 14, from Leeds, was at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester with her mother and grandmother, both of whom are recovering in hospital.

Her aunt and other family members have confirmed she is dead.

Sorrell's grandmother is critically ill, and has been unconscious since the blast.

According to her family, her grandmother had a 15-hour operation to remove shrapnel from her body.

Stacie Healey, Sorrell's aunt, started a fundraising campaign, writing:

"After the Manchester attacks my mum was seriously hurt, she has had a 15 hour surgery to remove shrapnel from her body and has compound wounds to her arms and legs, she is still not awake from this, we are a long way from home and my dad will not leave her side, he is self employed and will not work for months because my mum will be here for several weeks, above all this he and my mum lost their granddaughter Sorrell in the attack, please please please donate so he does not have to worry about money as well as all this, thank you".

NELL JONES

Marcin and Angelika Klis took this photo earlier on Monday before heading to the concert venue.

Marcin and Angelika Klis took this photo earlier on Monday before heading to the concert venue.

School pupil Nell Jones, 14, from Cheshire, died in the attack, Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School has said.

Head teacher Denis Oliver said the student's family had "been searching for her since the incident in the hope that they would find her being cared for in hospital".

Her form tutor David Wheeler said that she was a "popular girl, always smiling", adding: "Her tutor group have been together since the transition from primary school.

"It feels like they have lost a sister, not a classmate."

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.

Martyn Hett became separated from his friend and lost his life in the Manchester Arena suicide bombing.

Martyn Hett became separated from his friend and lost his life in the Manchester Arena suicide bombing.

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."

JANE TWEDDLE-TAYLOR

Jane Tweddle-Taylor, 51, had gone to the Manchester Arena with a friend to pick up the friend's daughter.

She 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 Miss Tweddle-Taylor as a "well-loved member of staff" and "wonderful friend and colleague".

She added: "Our thoughts are with her friends and family at this terrible time."

MARTYN HETT

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

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.

Alison Howe and Lisa Lees were killed in the Manchester bombing.
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Alison Howe and Lisa Lees were killed in the Manchester bombing.

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

ALISON HOWE AND LISA LEES

Two mothers who were waiting to pick up their daughters from the concert both died in the suicide bombing, their families told the Manchester Evening News

Howe, 45, and Lees, 47, from Oldham, a town in Greater Manchester, were in the foyer together when the blast went off.

Both were reported missing by concerned family members who appealed for help.

Their daughters, both aged 15, are believed to be safe, the Manchester Evening News has reported.

OLIVIA CAMPBELL

Olivia's mother Charlotte Campbell had spoken to the BBC and worldwide media about her missing daughter. On Wednesday afternoon (NZT) she posted the news that the 15-year-old had died.

"RIP my darling precious gorgeous girl."

Olivia has been talking non-stop about the Ariana Grande concert for days.

Mum Charlotte spoke to CNN on Tuesday when Olivia had been missing all night. "It's the most horrible feeling ever to know your daughter is there and you can't find her, and you don't know if she's dead or alive," she said.

SAFFIE ROSE ROUSSOS

Eight-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos went to the concert with her mum Lisa Roussos and sister Ashlee Bromwich, who were both injured and taken to separate hospitals.

Saffie's death was confirmed by Chris Upton, the headteacher at Tarleton Community Primary School, who said: "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."

"Saffie was simply a beautiful little girl in every aspect of the word. She was loved by everyone and her warmth and kindness will be remembered fondly. Saffie was quiet and unassuming with a creative flair.

"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. We are a tight-knit school and wider community and will give each other the support that we need at this difficult time."

GEORGINA CALLANDER


Georgina Callander met Ariana Grande two years ago, and shared a photo on Instagram.

Georgina Callander could barely contain her emotions. "So excited to see you tomorrow," she posted on Twitter, 24 hours befrore the Ariana Grande concert. The 18-year-old was a self-proclaimed "superfan" of the American singer and had met her at a specially arranged event two years previously.

A photograph taken on that occasion shows Georgina, known as Gina to her friends and family, grinning with her arms wrapped around her pop idol.

Like so many other children and teenagers, this was supposed to have been a highlight of their young lives. For Georgina and many others, a suicide bomber would take away their lives all too early.

Georgina, from Hesketh Bank, near Preston, was the first victim named, her death confirmed by messages of condolence posted by her friends and her sixth form college.

The picture she had posted of herself in 2015, taken at the same venue as Monday night's atrocity, shows an innocent, happy teenager. She is wearing spectacles and her braces gleam in the flash of the camera.

"My meet-and-greet photos came through, she was so cute and lovely, I hugged her so tight and she said she loved my bow. I can't get over this, I never will," she wrote of Grande on Instagram, the social media app.

Friends of Georgina, a keen footballer with Bolton Wanderers women's team who was studying health and social care at Runshaw College in Preston, described her as "a beautiful girl with the kindest heart and soul".

Daisy Gill, who was at the concert with her, posted a photograph of the pair together and wrote on Twitter: "Rest in piece Gina my angel, we were both having such an incredible evening and I can't believe it ended this way."

Another friend, Sophie Marsh, wrote: "To my beautiful best friend, I hope you rest in peace my darling. I love you so much and will always miss you."

A close friend said Callander passed away with her mother at her bedside in the hospital.

JOHN ATKINSON


John Atkinson's friends mourned him online.

Greater Manchester Police confirmed 28-year-old John Atkinson's death on Tuesday (local time), hours after friends began posting tributes online, remembering an "amazing young man" and "a beautiful soul".

John Atkinson, 28, from Radcliffe, Gtr Manchester, was also confirmed dead last night. His friends described him as an "amazing young man" and a "true gentleman".

Tributes were also paid by a local dance troupe, Freak Dance Radcliffe, for whom he performed competitively. They described him as a "happy gentle person" and a "real pleasure to teach". The Facebook statement added: "Today is an amazingly sad day. We have lost a member of our dance family. He was a true friend, not just to our staff but many of the parents and students from the school. Our thoughts are with the family at the very sad and hard time."

Maxine Purcell, 32, who lives close to his address in Bury, said the family were "lovely". She added: "You don't expect them to go to a show and not come back... that's somebody's son, that's somebody's child."

MEGAN HURLEY

A crowdfunding page "to help fund a beautiful send off" for the schoolgirl has already broken several targets. Over £3000 ($5546) has been pledged so far.

It was set up by Helen McDermott, who wrote: "Can not believe how amazing so many people are we started with a target of £500 and I thought that was a push!! This is phenomenal I didn't think for a minute we could raise so much!! This young girl will have the best send off imaginable."

It has been reported that the girl's brother was "seriously injured".

KELLY BREWSTER

The 32-year-old is being described as a hero after she allegedly shielded her niece from the blast.


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Kelly was a claims assessor for the insurance company Aviva and the Daily Mail reported she had put a deposit on a house with her boyfriend just the day before the attack.

​A friend from Queensland Australia, Jen Pearce, wrote on Facebook: "I have no words. Such a senseless act took one of the most amazing people I know. No one loved life more then Kelly Brewster."

CHLOE RUTHERFORD AND LIAM CURRY

The devastated families of Chloe Rutherford, 17, and Liam Curry, 19, have paid tribute to the two teenagers with a heartbreaking statement.

"They lived to go to new places together and explore different cities," it said. "They wanted to be together forever and now they are."

 

The two were "inseparable" and "beautiful inside and out", their grieving relatives said in the statement released through police.

- Stuff/Daily Telegraph

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