Eight-Year-Old Girl Among Manchester Attack Victims

Eight-Year-Old Girl Among Manchester Attack Victims

An eight-year-old girl is among the three named victims in the Manchester terror attack, which has killed 22 people.

Saffie Rose Roussos was a pupil at Tarleton Community Primary School, and she had been attending the Ariana Grande concert with her mother and her older sister.

Her headteacher, Chris Upton, said her death had come as a "tremendous shock" and he described Saffie as "simply a beautiful little girl".

He added: "The thought that anyone could go out to a concert and not come home is heartbreaking.

"She was loved by everyone and her warmth and kindness will be remembered fondly. Saffie was quiet and unassuming with a creative flair."

Georgina Callander with Ariana Grande, who was performing at Manchester Aren

Georgina Callander with Ariana Grande, who was performing at Manchester Aren

Georgina Callander also died in the attack, which happened at the end of the gig.

The 18-year-old had posed for pictures with the American singer in the past, and she was studying health and social care at Runshaw College in Lancashire.

A day before the concert, she had tweeted Grande and said: "SO EXCITED TO SEE U TOMORROW."

John Atkinson was also killed. The 26-year-old from Bury has been described as a "beautiful soul" by loved ones.

Helpers attend to people inside Manchester Arena

Helpers attend to people inside Manchester Arena

Islamic State has claimed one of its members carried out the terror attack at the sold-out concert, which was attended by thousands of young people.

Greater Manchester Police said a lone male attacker detonated an improvised explosive device in the suicide attack.

Many of the 59 people injured are being treated for life-threatening conditions.

Patients have been taken to eight hospitals across Manchester - and 12 people under the age of 16 are being treated at Manchester Children's Hospital.

Investigators are trying to establish whether the attacker was part of a wider network.

A 23-year-old man in south Manchester has been arrested in connection with the bombing. According to witnesses, he was apprehended by police as he walked along a street.

Investigators have also performed a controlled explosion at an address in Fallowfield.

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