Manchester bombing: The victims and the missing

Manchester bombing: The victims and the missing

These are the names of those who died or are still missing after the Manchester bombing: Georgina Callander, Saffie Roussos, John Atkinson, Martyn Hett, Olivia Campbell, Kelly Brewster, Megan Hurley, Angelika Klis, Marcin Klis, Alison Howe, Lisa Lees, Chloe Rutherford, Liam Curry, Wendy Fawell, Nell Jones, Jane Tweddle, Sorrell Leczkowski, Michelle Kiss, Eilidh MacLeod, Courtney Boyle, Philip Tron, and an unnamed female Cheshire Police Officer.

Here is what we know so far about the victims and the missing:

Georgina Callander:

Georgina, from Chorley, was in her second year of studying health and social care at Runshaw College in Leyland, Lancashire, and had previously been a pupil at Bishop Rawstorne Church of England Academy.

The college, which confirmed her death, spoke of its "enormous sadness", saying: "Our deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers go out to all of Georgina's family, friends, and all of those affected by this loss."

Manchester bombing: The victims and the missing

Saffie Roussos:

The youngest known victim of the atrocity, eight-year-old Saffie had been at the concert with her mother, Lisa Roussos, and sister, Ashlee Bromwich, who is in her 20s, from Leyland, Lancashire.

They are both now in separate hospitals being treated for injuries, friends said.

Chris Upton, headteacher of Tarleton Community Primary School in Lancashire, said: "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.

Manchester bombing: The victims and the missing

John Atkinson:

Mr Atkinson, 26, from Bury, was named by friends on Facebook as a victim.

A fund for his family set up by friends has raised around £5,000

Hayley Turk, who organised the fund through website GoFundMe, wrote: "John was one in a million and loved by so many. A true gentleman."

Manchester bombing: The victims and the missing

Martyn Hett:

The 29-year-old PR manager, who had appeared on TV shows Come Dine With Me and Tattoo Fixers, was killed days before leaving for a two-month trip to the US.

Mr Hett's brother, Dan Hett, confirmed his death on Twitter, saying: "They found my brother last night. We are heartbroken."

Russell Hayward, believed to be Mr Hett's partner, paid tribute to him, saying: "We got the news last night that our wonderful iconic and beautiful Martyn didn't survive. He left this world exactly how he lived, centre of attention.

"I'm in a really bad way so please forgive if I don't reply. Thankfully I have this wonderful family and amazing friends to keep each other strong. I love you Martyn. I always will."

Manchester bombing: The victims and the missing

Olivia Campbell:

Olivia, from Bury, Greater Manchester, was among the first of the terrorist's victims to be named.

The 15-year-old went to Tottington High School and had been to the concert with her friend, Adam, who has received treatment in hospital.

Olivia's family had spent Tuesday frantically searching for her, but in the early hours of Wednesday Charlotte Campbell revealed her daughter had died in the blast.

Alongside a photo of Olivia she wrote on Facebook: "RIP my darling precious gorgeous girl Olivia Campbell taken far far too soon go sing with the angels and keep smiling mummy loves you so much."

Manchester bombing: The victims and the missing

Kelly Brewster:

Kelly Brewster, from Sheffield, South Yorkshire, was reported by friends and family to be among those killed in the attack.

Her partner, Ian Winslow, later wrote on Facebook: "Not sure how this works but it isn't good news. Kelly Brewster wasn't one of the unidentified hospital patients. She has sadly passed away in the terror attack yesterday.

"Kelly really was the happiest she has ever been and we had so many things planned together. My daughter Phoebe will be absolutely devastated like we all are."

Manchester bombing: The victims and the missing

Megan Hurley:

Schoolgirl Megan Hurley is also understood to be among the dead.

The youngster was a former pupil of Halewood Church of England Primary School in Liverpool.

The Liverpool Echo reported that the chair of governors from the school attended a memorial service to the bombing victims at St Nicholas' Church in Halewood on Tuesday, where he said Megan's brother was also "seriously injured".

Angelika and Marcin Klis:

Angelika and Marcin Klis are believed to be a Polish couple who died after going to Manchester Arena to collect their daughters from the concert.

Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski told a Polish radio station on Tuesday: "The parents came after the concert to collect their daughters and unfortunately we have information that they are dead. The children are safe."

On Tuesday York College student Alex Klis said she was looking for her parents Angelika and Marcin, who had been missing since the attack.

In a post shared on Facebook she 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."

Manchester bombing: The victims and the missing

Alison Howe and Lisa Lees:

Alison Howe, 45, from Royton, Greater Manchester, was reported missing by relatives along with her friend, Lisa Lees, and are now thought to be among the dead.

A family member wrote on Facebook late on Tuesday: "They took a caring beautiful mum and step mother away from us all she was amazing to us all x love you loads Alison Howe xx"

Manchester bombing: The victims and the missing

Chloe Rutherford and Liam Curry:

Fears are growing for Chloe Rutherford, 17, and Liam Curry, 19, a couple from South Shields following the attack.

Mr Curry, a former pupil of Gateshead College, is studying for a degree in sport and exercise science at Northumbria University.

Bernard Wills, 36, the cousin of Mr Curry's father, said: "They are a great young couple, really loving, with a bright future ahead and there's nobody that doesn't like them."

Manchester bombing: The victims and the missing

Wendy Fawell:

Wendy Fawell, a mother from Otley in West Yorkshire, is among those unaccounted for.

Ms Fawell is reported to have gone to the concert with her daughter and friends, and was last seen in the arena's foyer shortly before the blast.

More than 100 people attended a vigil for her on Tuesday night, the Telegraph and Argus said.

Rosemary Thompson, Ms Fawell's godmother told the newspaper she was "sick with worry", saying: "I keep looking out and listening for news and hoping for the best. All we can do is hope and wait."

Manchester bombing: The victims and the missing

Nell Jones:

Nell Jones, 14, was a "bright and popular" schoolgirl killed in the Manchester Arena bombing.

She died at the scene of the blast on Monday evening, her school in Cheshire said.

Denis Oliver, headteacher at Holmes Chapel Comprehensive and Sixth Form, said Nell was a "very bright and popular student", adding: "We are all devastated by the loss and as a school community we must now come to terms with what has happened."

Manchester bombing: The victims and the missing

Jane Tweddle:

School receptionist and mother-of-three Jane Tweddle was a "a truly wonderful friend and colleague," according to the principal of the school where she worked.

Ms Tweddle, 51, of Blackpool, was at the arena waiting for a friend's daughter when the blast happened, according to her friend Mark Taylor, who told BBC Radio Lancashire she was "a lovely lady and a very good mother to three daughters".

Jane Bailey, head of South Shore Academy, in Blackpool, said: "Jane was a truly wonderful friend and colleague to all of us at South Shore Academy. As our receptionist, she was in many ways, the public face of the school and she represented us amazingly in this role."

Manchester bombing: The victims and the missing

Sorrell Leczkowski:

Sorrell Leczkowski, 14, from Adel in Leeds, has been named as another of those killed in the Manchester attack.

Sorrell is reported to have been a pupil at Allerton High School in the city, though neither the school nor Leeds City Council would confirm this.

Greg Mulholland, the Liberal Democrat candidate for Leeds North West, paid tribute to the youngster on Facebook, saying: "My condolences thoughts & prayers are with the family of 14 year old Sorrell Leczkowski from Adel, Leeds, a victim of the Manchester attack. Heartbreaking news."

Mr Mulholland attended vigils in Leeds on Tuesday night for those killed and injured in the atrocity, and said the girl's mother and grandmother had also been injured.

He said: "People gathered to show sympathy and solidarity with all the victims of the Manchester attack and also especially to show the support of the local community to the families who have been caught up in this terrible atrocity.

"It is heartbreaking that amongst the victims is a 14-year-old girl from Adel. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family."

Manchester bombing: The victims and the missing

Michelle Kiss:

The mother of three's family vowed to "draw from the courage and strength she showed in her life" after they confirmed she had been taken away from them in the "most traumatic way imaginable".

Ms Kiss, from Lancashire, was "a loving wife to Tony, mother to Dylan, Elliot and Millie, as well as daughter to Mick and Christine and sister to Nichola", her family said.

They added: "She has been taken away from us, and all that love her, in the most traumatic way imaginable. We hope to draw from the courage and strength she showed in her life to get through this extremely difficult time."

Manchester bombing: The victims and the missing

Eilidh MacLeod:

A search is continuing for Barra schoolgirl Eilidh MacLeod who remains missing following the attack.

The 14-year-old was at the concert with friend Laura MacIntyre, 15. Laura is said to be in a "serious condition" in a Manchester hospital but Eilidh remains unaccounted for.

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed family liaison officers are in Manchester providing support to the families of both girls.

Manchester bombing: The victims and the missing

Courtney Boyle and Philip Tron:

Leeds Beckett University student Courtney Boyle, 19 and her stepfather Philip Tron, 32, are also among the missing.

Manchester bombing: The victims and the missing

A statement from the university said: "The thoughts of the university community are with all those affected by (the) events in Manchester. In particular, we are hoping for the safe return of Courtney Boyle. Our thoughts are with her family."

Manchester bombing: The victims and the missing

An unnamed Cheshire Police officer:

An off-duty female police officer was also killed in the blast. The BBC reported that her husband is critically ill and that their two children were also injured.

Her police force declined to name her or release further information, but said in a statement: "Cheshire Police is now in a position to confirm that sadly one of our female officers tragically died while off-duty at the Manchester Arena on Monday."

Earlier:

Update 5.05pm: Sorrell Leczkowski, 14, from Adel in Leeds, has been named as another of those killed in the Manchester attack.

Sorrell is reported to have been a pupil at Allerton High School in the city, though neither the school nor Leeds City Council would confirm this.

Greg Mulholland, the Liberal Democrat candidate for Leeds North West, paid tribute to the youngster on Facebook, saying: "My condolences thoughts & prayers are with the family of 14 year old Sorrell Leczkowski from Adel, Leeds, a victim of the Manchester attack. Heartbreaking news."

Mr Mulholland attended vigils in Leeds on Tuesday night for those killed and injured in the atrocity, and said the girl's mother and grandmother had also been injured.

He said: "People gathered to show sympathy and solidarity with all the victims of the Manchester attack and also especially to show the support of the local community to the families who have been caught up in this terrible atrocity.

"It is heartbreaking that amongst the victims is a 14-year-old girl from Adel. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family."

Update 4.45pm: Another Manchester attack victim has been named.

Mother-of-three Michelle Kiss was taken away in the "most traumatic way imaginable", her family said as they vowed to "draw from the courage and strength she showed in her life".

Ms Kiss, from Lancashire, was among the 22 people killed on Monday when a suicide bomber detonated a homemade device that tore through the foyer of Manchester Arena as people left following a pop concert.

Manchester bombing: The victims and the missing

In a statement issued through Greater Manchester Police, her family said: "Michelle Kiss was a loving wife to Tony, mother to Dylan, Elliot and Millie, as well as daughter to Mick and Christine and sister to Nichola.

"She tragically died during the horrible event that occurred on Monday night.

"Family was her life and we are all obviously devastated by her loss.

"She has been taken away from us, and all that love her, in the most traumatic way imaginable.

"We hope to draw from the courage and strength she showed in her life to get through this extremely difficult time."

Update 3pm:An off-duty female police officer was among the victims of the Manchester Arena bomb attack.

Greater Manchester Chief Constable Ian Hopkins confirmed the news as he gave an update on the investigation.

He told reporters: "Very sadly I can confirm one of the victims is a serving police officer. In respect of the family's wishes I will make no further comment at this stage."

The BBC reported that the officer was with her husband and two children.

All three were injured, the husband critically, the corporation said.

Sources said the family are from Cheshire.

Cheshire Police declined to comment and referred inquiries to Greater Manchester Police.

People look at flowers in St. Ann's Square, close to the Manchester Arena where a suicide bomber killed 22 people leaving a pop concert at the venue on Monday night.
People look at flowers in St. Ann's Square, close to the Manchester Arena where a suicide bomber killed 22 people leaving a pop concert at the venue on Monday night.

Update - 1.52pm: Nell Jones, a year nine pupil at Holmes Chapel Comprehensive and Sixth Form in Cheshire, died in the Manchester bomb attack, the school said in a statement.

Tributes have been paid to the "bright and popular" schoolgirl, aged 14, who died at the scene of the blast on Monday evening.

Denis Oliver, headteacher at Holmes Chapel Comprehensive and Sixth Form said: "We are all devastated by the loss and as a school community we must now come to terms with what has happened.

"Nell was a very bright and popular student."

Mr Oliver said Nell's family has been left "devastated" by her death.

Manchester bombing: The victims and the missing

The year nine pupil's form tutor David Wheeler said: "Nell was a very popular girl, always smiling, always positive.

"Her tutor group have been together since the transition from primary school.

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

Another pupil Freya Lewis is recovering in hospital after lengthy surgery for injuries sustained in the attack, her father Nick said.

Mr Lewis, in a statement released through the school, said: "Our situation is impossible to describe, but the amazing support that everyone has shown us has been breathtaking.

"After 10 and a half hours in surgery she is stable.

"The staff at the hospital have been incredible.

"Freya has been sewn, bolted, drilled and bandaged back together.

"It is going to be a long climb but we are on the first step.

"We really know how much you all care.

"Our priority now is to concentrate on our children and to make sense of what has happened.

"We have some very personal conversations to have with people we had never met until what seems just a few hours ago and thank you feels so inadequate.

"We are working closely with Freya's school and are therefore asking for everyone to please respect our privacy as a family."

Pupils, staff and parents will be offered support in the coming days, Mr Oliver added.

Kelly Brewster

Kelly Brewster, from Sheffield, South Yorkshire, was reported by friends and family to be among those killed in the attack.

Her partner, Ian Winslow, later wrote on Facebook: "Not sure how this works but it isn't good news. Kelly Brewster wasn't one of the unidentified hospital patients. She has sadly passed away in the terror attack yesterday.

"Kelly really was the happiest she has ever been and we had so many things planned together. My daughter Phoebe will be absolutely devastated like we all are."

Megan Hurley

Schoolgirl Megan Hurley is also understood to be among the dead.

The youngster was a former pupil of Halewood Church of England Primary School in Liverpool.

The Liverpool Echo reported that the chair of governors from the school attended a memorial service to the bombing victims at St Nicholas' Church in Halewood on Tuesday, where he said Megan's brother was also "seriously injured".

Update - 12.42pm: Greater Manchester Police says it is "confident" it knows the identity of all the people who died in the Manchester Arena suicide bombing.

On Monday night 22 people were killed and 59 were injured in a suicide bombing at Manchester Arena.

The terrorist attack has been claimed by the Islamic State and details of last night’s victims are beginning to emerge.

Angelika and Marcin Klis

Angelika and Marcin Klis are believed to be a Polish couple who died after going to Manchester Arena to collect their daughters from the concert.

Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski told a Polish radio station on Tuesday: "The parents came after the concert to collect their daughters and unfortunately we have information that they are dead. The children are safe."


On Tuesday York College student Alex Klis said she was looking for her parents Angelika and Marcin, who had been missing since the attack.

In a post shared on Facebook she 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."

Alison Howe and Lisa Lees

Alison Howe, 45, from Royton, Greater Manchester, was reported missing by relatives along with her friend, Lisa Lees, and are now thought to be among the dead.

A family member wrote on Facebook late on Tuesday: "They took a caring beautiful mum and step mother away from us all she was amazing to us all x love you loads Alison Howe xx"

Chloe Rutherford and Liam Curry

Fears are growing for Chloe Rutherford, 17, and Liam Curry, 19, a couple from South Shields following the attack.

Mr Curry, a former pupil of Gateshead College, is studying for a degree in sport and exercise science at Northumbria University.

Bernard Wills, 36, the cousin of Mr Curry's father, said: "They are a great young couple, really loving, with a bright future ahead and there's nobody that doesn't like them."

Wendy Fawell

Wendy Fawell, a mother from Otley in West Yorkshire, is among those unaccounted for.

Ms Fawell is reported to have gone to the concert with her daughter and friends, and was last seen in the arena's foyer shortly before the blast.

More than 100 people attended a vigil for her on Tuesday night, the Telegraph and Argus said.

Rosemary Thompson, Ms Fawell's godmother told the newspaper she was "sick with worry", saying: "I keep looking out and listening for news and hoping for the best. All we can do is hope and wait."

Update - 11.03am: PR manager Martyn Hett is the latest person to be named as a victim of the Manchester Arena terrorist atrocity.

Mr Hett, from Stockport, is believed to have been at Monday's Ariana Grande concert with his friend Stuart Aspinall when the pair became separated.

His friend Russell Hayward said on Twitter: "We got the news last night that our wonderful iconic and beautiful Martyn didn't survive.

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

Another young victim is thought to be schoolgirl Megan Hurley.

Update - 7.45am: A Polish couple who had gone to Manchester Arena to collect their daughters were among the victims.

Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski told a Polish 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."

A spokesman for the country's foreign ministry said "at least two people have died and one person has been injured" but could not confirm any further details.

Yesterday York College student Alex Klis said she was looking for her parents Angelika and Marcin, who had been missing since the attack.

In a post shared widely on Facebook she 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."



If you can't see the Facebook post above, click here.

Earlier: The mother of a 15-year-old girl has paid tribute to her "precious" daughter as she revealed she had died in the Manchester Arena bombing.

Olivia Campbell, from Bury, Greater Manchester, was among 22 people killed by suicide bomber Salman Abedi in an attack on a pop concert on Monday night.

The schoolgirl, along with eight-year-old Saffie Roussos and teenager Georgina Callander, were among the first of the terrorist's victims to be named.

Olivia's family had spent Tuesday frantically searching for her, hoping that she was one of the dozens of injured people injured in the blast receiving treatment in hospital.

But in the early hours of Wednesday Charlotte Campbell revealed her daughter had died in the blast.

Alongside a photo of Olivia she 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."



If you cannot see the Facebook post above, click here.

During her earlier emotional appeal, Ms Campbell said Olivia had been to the concert with her friend, Adam, who was receiving treatment in hospital.

"I last had contact with her at half past eight last night," she told the BBC.

"She was at the concert, she'd just seen the support act and said she was having an amazing time and thanking me for letting her go."

Tuesday, May 23: The third victim was named as 26-year-old John Atkinson from Bury.

Manchester bombing: The victims and the missing

It is said he had been leaving the venue when it was targeted by the suicide bomber.

Friends and family have paid their respects online, describing him as an "amazing young man".

John Atkinson.
John Atkinson.

"John was one in a million and loved by so many," wrote Hayley Turk, who organised the fund through website GoFundMe.

"A true gentleman," she added.

"Absolutely heart-broken," wrote a contributor, who gave her name as Kimberley Bowker.

Mr Atkinson's Facebook account has been "memorialised", a process only made possible by verified family members contacting Facebook directly.

One close friend wrote that her "whole body feels numb" after learning the news this morning.

"I am devastated one of our friends lost his life last night in the MEN bomb attack," wrote another.

"We all grew up together and we are heartbroken."

The second victim that has been named is eight-year-old Saffie Roussos.

Saffie was from Leyland.

In a statement released through Lancashire County Council, Tarleton Community Primary School 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.

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

Eight-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos.
Eight-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos.

It continued: "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."

The schoolgirl had been at the concert with her mother, Lisa Roussos, and sister, Ashlee Bromwich, in her 20s, from Leyland, Lancashire.

They are both now in separate hospitals being treated for injuries, friends said.

Before confirmation of Saffie's death, they posted a Facebook appeal for information about her whereabouts.

The first victim to be named was Georgina Callander, an 18-year-old student at Runshaw College in Leyland.

Manchester bombing: The victims and the missing

Georgina was in her second year of a health and social care course.

Two years ago Georgina met Ariana Grande, of whom she was an avid fan.

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