More victims of the Manchester terror attack have been named overnight by grieving friends and family.
In the wake of the worst terror attack in Britain for a decade, those who lost their lives at the hands of a sick lone suicide bomber at an Ariana Grande concert on Monday 22 May are being identified.
They are among 22 confirmed fatalities and 102 injuries, including the walking wounded and 59 victims who are in hospital receiving treatment.
Angelika and Marcin Klis, 40 and 42
Polish couple Angelika and Marcin Klis have been confirmed dead by the Polish foreign minister, after their daughter, Alex launched a tireless search on social media yesterday.
The York student wrote: “Anyone who is in any safe place or hospital in Manchester, if anyone comes across my parents please, please let me know as they’ve been missing ever since the attack.”
Olivia Campbell, 15
Olivia Campbell‘s mother, Charlotte, has confirmed the death of her 15-year-old daughter, sharing a tribute to the ‘precious’ youngster on Facebook in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Alongside a photo of Olivia Charlotte wrote on Facebook: “RIP my darling precious gorgeous girl Olivia Campbell taken far far to soon go sing with the angels and keep smiling mummy loves you so much.”
Alison Howe, 44, and Lisa Lees, 43
Alison Howe (left) and Lisa Lees (right), from Oldham, were killed in the foyer when the killer Salman Abedi detonated his bomb as they waited to collect their children from the show.
Alison’s stepson Jordan Howe confirmed the tragedy on Facebook writing: “They took a caring beautiful mum and step mother away from us all she was amazing to us all.”
Kelly Brewster, 32
Brave Kelly Brewster was killed when she shielded her young niece from the blast.
Kelly, an office worker from Sheffield has just put down a deposit on a new home with her partner, Ian Winslow, the day prior to the attack, her partner’s father told MailOnline.
John Atkinson, 26
‘True gentleman‘, 26-year-old John Atkinson, from Bury, was the third victim announced dead after the Manchester terror attack.
Tributes are being paid to the Bury man on social media and his friends and family have described him as an ‘amazing young man’ and ‘a beautiful soul’.
Saffie Rose Roussos, 8
Saffie – ‘a beautiful little girl, loved by everyone’ according to her headteacher – is the youngest victim of a terror attack in Britain. She was the second person to be confirmed dead.
Her mother Lisa and Saffie’s sister are both currently in intensive care being treated for shrapnel injuries, and neith knows about the death of their daughter and sister.
Georgina Callander, 18
Georgina Callander, a college student and Ariana Grande super-fan was the first named fatality of this heinous atrocity. Georgina was described by a friend as ‘a beautiful girl with the kindest heart and soul’.
The teenager had tweeted on Sunday that she was ‘so excited’ to see Ariana Grande.
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017
Tributes to the victims have flooded social media from all over the globe, and thousands attended a Manchester vigil to remember the dead and show the city’s unity in the face of evil yesterday evening.
It is clear this sort of unthinking and destructive hate will be conquered by the kindness of strangers.
Police are encouraging anyone with footage from the scene to upload it at ukpoliceimageappeal.co.uk or ukpoliceimageappeal.com. Other information can be reported to the anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321.
A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you’ve never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.