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#Updates: Explosion at Concert at Manchester Arena ~ UK

Discussion in 'Terrorist Attacks' started by noZme, May 22, 2017.

  1. Imamazed

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  2. Imamazed

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    PR manager Martyn Hett, 29, was at the concert with his friend Stuart Aspinall when the pair became separated.

    Mr Hett, from Stockport, was a Coronation Street fan and in 2015 was interviewed for the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme about his tattoo of the soap's character Deirdre Barlow.

    His partner 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."
     
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    Kelly Brewster, 32, from Sheffield, died while shielding her niece from the blast, her family said.

    Her uncle, Paul Dryhurst, said Ms Brewster had "heroically shielded" her 11-year-old niece from the explosion in the foyer after becoming separated from her sister at the end of the performance.

    Her partner Ian Winslow 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."

    He added: "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."
     
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    John Atkinson, 28, was described by friends as "a true gentleman" in online tributes.

    Friends of Mr Atkinson, who lived in Radcliffe in Bury, have also set up a fundraising page to help his family, which has raised more than £4,000.

    "John tragically lost his life last night (22/05/17) in the Manchester MEN bomb attack," wrote Hayley Dickenson, who organised the fund.

    "A true gentleman. R.I.P John thoughts and prayers with you family and all of the other victims effected by this tragedy," she said.

    "John was one in a million and loved by so many," she added.
     
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    Olivia Campbell, 15, was a "precious, gorgeous girl", her mother has said in an online tribute.

    Charlotte Campbell, from Bury in Greater Manchester, wrote: "RIP my darling precious gorgeous girl... taken far far too soon go sing with the angels and keep smiling mummy loves you so much."

    Olivia's family had spent the day desperately searching for her, hoping she was one of the dozens of people being treated in hospital.

    She was a pupil at Tottington High School, where head teacher Brian Duffy described her as "a delightful young girl".

    "As a school community we are absolutely devastated and heartbroken at the news that Olivia has passed away," he said in a statement.
     
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    Eight-year-old Saffie Roussos was "simply a beautiful little girl in every sense of the word," said Chris Upton, head teacher at Lancashire's Tarleton Community Primary School.

    "She was loved by everyone and her warmth and kindness will be remembered fondly," he said.

    He added: "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.

    "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."
     
  8. Ladyslug

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    When you see the photos of the victims it seems to make it all more real
     
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  9. Imamazed

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    I just keep shaking my head and it breaks my heart to see all of this. My thoughts are with the people in Manchester. I am so sorry for your loss...
     
  10. Imamazed

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    It really does Ladyslug... :tears:
     
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  11. Imamazed

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    Manchester attack: Police hunt 'network' behind bomber

    A seventh person has been arrested in the UK over the Manchester Arena bombing, as police said they were investigating a "network".

    Police said they arrested the man in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, following searches.

    Suicide bomber Salman Abedi killed 22 - including children - and injured 64 at an Ariana Grande concert on Monday.

    The bomber's father, Ramadan, and younger brother, Hashem, have been detained by militia in Libya.

    And his older brother, Ismail, was detained in Chorlton, south Manchester, on Tuesday.
     
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    Manchester attack: The Libya-jihad connection
    As each hour passes we learn more about Salman Abedi. What we don't know yet is his exact journey from Manchester-born boy to suicide bomber.

    The BBC has been told by a Muslim community worker that members of the public called the police anti-terrorism hotline about Abedi's extreme and violent views several years ago.

    We don't know how the police responded to these reported hotline calls - but we have also learnt that earlier this year, Abedi's behaviour again raised concerns.

    According to our sources, he told local people about the value of dying for a cause.

    He also made hardline statements about suicide bombings and the conflict in Libya.
     
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    Clockwise, from top left: Georgina Callander, Saffie Roussos, Olivia Campbell, Martyn Hett, Michelle Kiss, Sorrell Leczkowski, Alison Howe, Lisa Lees, Jane Tweddle-Taylor, Nell Jones, Marcin Klis, Angelika Klis, Kelly Brewster and John Atkinson

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    Chloe Rutherford and Liam Curry

    An "inseparable" young couple, Chloe Rutherford, 17, and Liam Curry, 19, from South Shields, had been at the concert together.

    Both were declared missing in the wake of the blast, and relatives mounted a social media campaign in a bid to find them.

    They were "perfect in every way for each other and meant to be," their families said in a joint statement.

    "They wanted to be together forever and now they are," they said.

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    Michelle Kiss

    Michelle Kiss was described as "a loving wife to Tony, mother to Dylan, Elliot and Millie, as well as daughter to Mick and Christine and sister to Nichola".

    In a statement, her family said: "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."

     
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    Sorrell Leczkowski

    Sorrell Leczkowski, from Leeds, is believed to have gone to the Manchester Arena with her family to pick up her sister.

    The 14-year-old Allerton High School pupil was killed and her mother and grandmother, who is critically ill, are in hospital.

    Her sister, who was at the concert, was not injured.
     
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    Jane Tweddle-Taylor

    Jane Tweddle-Taylor, 51, from Blackpool, was killed in the foyer as she went to the Arena with a friend to pick up the friend's daughter.

    Her husband Mark said: "She's a lovely lady and a very good mother to her three daughters. She was liked by everybody, especially in the community in Blackpool where she worked."

    She was a receptionist at South Shore Academy School in Blackpool and was a "bubbly, kind, welcoming, funny, generous" colleague, the school's principal has said.

    Jane Bailey described Miss Tweddle-Taylor as a "well-loved member of staff" and "wonderful friend and colleague".
     
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  19. MULDER

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    Thankyou for the updates and the photos Imamazed.

    So very sad.
    So many beautiful faces of innocent people who should still be here, but they are not :(
    Many prayers going out to their loved ones and families.
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    the queen visiting survivors today
     

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