Ariana Grande planning benefit concert in Manchester

Lancashire County Council confirmed that Saffie Rose Roussos from Leyland, Lancashire was killed in the attack at the Manchester Arena.

Headteacher Chris Upton 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".

"Our response to this violence must be to come closer together, to help each other, to love more, to sing louder and to live more kindly and generously than we did before", she wrote.

Georgina Callander was the first of the 22 confirmed dead in the suicide bombing attack at an Ariana Grande concert whose identity was publicly released.

She was a student at Runshaw College in Lancashire, north-west England, where college administrators expressed their "enormous sadness".

Olivia was at the concert with her friend Adam, who received hospital treatment. The girl's mother was also injured in the blast, and is understood to be unaware her daughter died due to being heavily sedated at hospital.

Thanking well-wishers, Lewis said: "Freya has been sewn, bolted, drilled and bandaged back together".

Mr Curry, a former pupil of Gateshead College, is studying for a degree in sport and exercise science at Northumbria University. His father, Andrew, died in March this year, aged 49.

In a statement Thursday, her family said she was "the best we could ever have wished for", adding: "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".

On her Facebook profile, Nell had used her profile picture to commemorate events such as the September 11, 2011, terrorist attacks and to show her support for victims of the Orlando shooting last June. "I can't get over this I never will".

She captioned the photo: "I'm deeply saddened to hear that this sweet, and lovely lady, Georgina, who I had the pleasure of meeting and talking to for a while, only a couple of weeks ago at #SBUK3 was one of the innocent victims in tonight's atrocity in Manchester".

The BBC had earlier reported that she was off-duty at the time, and that her husband is critically ill, while their two children were injured.

Martyn Hett lost his life in the explosion, his friend Russell Hayward confirmed in a tweet.

In a vigil Wednesday, she tearfully asked those attending not to let the atrocity "beat any of us". Kelly Brewster wasn't one of the unidentified hospital patients.

British police identify attacker as Manchester-born Salman Abedi, 22.

Believed to be a Polish couple who were at the arena to pick up their daughters. "Because of the times we're in, even if a vehicle goes off, I think it's a bomb", Reid told People. "The children are safe", Poland's foreign minister Witold Waszczykowski told a Polish radio station on Tuesday.

Olivia, from Bury, Greater Manchester, was among the first of the terrorist's victims to be named. His friends set up a fund for his family, which received over £1,000 in an hour after being established. Ms Tweddle is thought to be the wife of ex-Hartlepool United player Mark Taylor.

"But the work undertaken throughout the day has revealed it is a possibility we can not ignore that there is a wider group of individuals linked to this attack". Thoughts and prayers to your family.

  • Leroy Wright