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'He would light up the darkest room': More victims of the Manchester attack have been named

Four more victims from the attack have been named.

Updated 8.27pm

IN ALL, 22 people were killed in Monday’s suicide bomb attack at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.

The victims include young children, teenagers and adults.

Police have established the identity of those who were killed, and the victims’ families have been paying tribute to their daughters, sisters, parents, sons, brothers, friends and family.

Eilidh Macleod, 14

Eilidh MacLeod Source: GMP

Eilidh MacLeod was just 14 years old. She had travelled to the concert with a friend.

In a statement, her parents said: “Our family is devastated and 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.

Sorrell Leczkowski, 14

sorell Source: Facebook

Also aged just 14, Sorrell Leczkowski dreamed of becoming an architect when she was older, according to her grandfather.

Other family members were also injured in the attack, and are recovering in hospital.

He said in a statement: “On Monday my wife Pauline, daughter Samantha and granddaughter Sorrell went to pick up Sophie and Lauren who had gone to Manchester Arena to watch a pop concert.

Sorrell was only 14, but she was our rock, she kept us all grounded. She was such a clever, talented, creative girl, there was nothing she couldn’t do.

“She was going to be an architect and wanted 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.

My wife is currently in intensive care, and Samantha is recovering from surgery as she tries to make sense of the devastating loss of her daughter.

Chloe Rutherford, 17, and Liam Curry, 19

chloe Source: Twitter

Chloe Rutherford, 17, and Liam Curry, 19, from South Shields in northeast England, were inseparable, their grieving families said.

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

“They lived to go to new places together and explore different cities. They wanted to be together forever and now they are.”

Elaine McIver

Elaine McIver Source: GMP

Elaine McIver was an officer with Cheshire Police.

Her partner, Paul, was injured in the bombing and her family have been paying tribute to a woman who loved life:

“Elaine was a much-loved daughter, sister, Auntie, friend and colleague, the best we could ever have wished for.

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

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Courtney Boyle, 19, and Philip Tron, 32

Courtney Boyle

Philip Tron

Teenager Courtney Boyle and her stepfather Philip Tron were among those who died.

In a series of statements, their family paid tribute to the “precious and joyous soul” that Courtney had and the “infectious laugh and witty sense of humour” that Philip.

Courtney’s mother said: “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.”

Philip’s mother said: “Our most amazing son, partner, brother, father, uncle, nephew and cousin, Philip Tron, sadly passed away on 22 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.

Words cannot express the huge void his passing has left in all our lives.

Wendy Fawell

Wendy Fawell Source: Wendy Fawell

Wendy Fawell’s son said:

“Me and my family are truly devastated by the news. Mum was a wonderful woman. So kind and generous and touched the lives of so many.

“She will be greatly missed. Also I would like to add, how much it means to us, what everybody at home and in Manchester have done to support us at this time. Thank you”

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