Photograph Emerges of The Final Victim Of The Manchester Terror Attack
A 15-year-old Megan Hurley is a gentle girl who loved music and animals, she accompanied her older brother Brad, 20, to the concert. Brad is now seriously injured in the attack.
Michael and Joanne, parents of the kids, have a sandwich shop in Hunts Cross, in Liverpool, and are currently at their son’s bedside as he recovers from the blast.
The final victim of the Manchester Arena terror attack has been named as 15-year-old Megan Hurley (pictured)
Students from Megan’s school Halewood Academy stood in silence, paying their respects at a tribute of pink balloons lined at the entrance to the school.
She was confirmed dead by her aunt Maxine Benson who said she was ‘heartbroken’ by the shattering news.
A wake was held for the girl at a primary school close to her home in Halewood on Tuesday evening.
In a post on Facebook, Ms Benson, 53, wrote: ‘My poor sister and Mike are destroyed beyond words… it doesn’t seem fair for two kids to go to a concert and only one returns how in God’s name could this happen to such a lovely family… heartbroken xx.’
Relative Su Benson-Carson also posted a tribute to Megan Hurley, otherwise known as Megan Benson, on Facebook: ‘So sorry to get the sad news last night, such a devastating loss….positive thoughts to relations near and far especially to Joanne Benson on the loss of Megan at the Manchester concert and positive thoughts to Brad who has been seriously hurt in the attack, we are living in a mad world where nothing makes sense anymore…xx deepest thoughts go to all the family’.
Another neighbour said: ‘She turned 15 in March. She was very gentle and unassuming, not an extrovert, but she had a great sense of humour and loved to make people laugh. She loved to play on the trampoline.
‘The parents have barely left Bradley’s bedside since it happened on Monday. They haven’t even begun to start grieving – they haven’t left the hospital.’
A fundraising page has been set up to help raise funds for Megan’s family to give her a funeral.
It has since raised more than £7,000.
Olivia, from Bury, Greater Manchester, was among the first 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 anxiously 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.’
Ms Campell asked crowds at a vigil on Wednesday evening not to let the atrocity ‘beat any of us’.
Schoolgirl Megan was the last victim to be named.
She was a former student of Halewood Church of England Primary School in Liverpool.
Her parents, Michael and Joanne, have a sandwich shop in Hunts Cross, in Liverpool, and a currently at the hospital bedside of Megan’s brother Brad, who was seriously injured in the attack.
Chloe Rutherford and Liam Curry
The teenage couple from South Shields were ‘perfect in every way for each other’ and ‘wanted to be together forever’, their families said in a joint tribute.
Friends and relatives of Miss Rutherford, 17, and Mr Curry, 19, issued frantic appeals for information after failing to make contact with the pair following the attack.
Mr Curry, a former student of Gateshead College, was studying for a degree in sport and exercise science at Northumbria University. His father Andrew died in March aged 49.
Ms 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’, 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.’
Ms Kiss’s daughter was pictured being comforted a police officer in the immediate aftermath of the attack.
The off-duty female officer was killed in the blast. The BBC stated that her husband is critically ill and their two children were also injured.
She worked in Cheshire police’s economic crime unit at its headquarters in Winsford, before moving to the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit, Titan, in 2013.
The 29-year-old PR manager was confirmed dead.
Mr Hett’s brother Dan 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.’
Ms Brewster, from Sheffield, was reported by friends and family to be among those killed in the attack.
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 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.’
Angelika and Marcin Klis
A Polish couple who died after going to Manchester Arena to pick up 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.’
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.’
Alison Howe and Lisa Lees
Ms Howe, 45, from Royton, Greater Manchester, was reported missing by relatives along with her friend Ms Lees, are 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’
Nell, 14, was a ‘bright and popular’ schoolgirl who died at the scene of the blast on Monday evening, her school in Cheshire said.
Denis Oliver, head teacher 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.’
The school receptionist and mother-of-three was ‘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.’
The 14-year-old girl from Adel, Leeds, died after the concert on Monday night and her mother and grandmother are reported to have been left seriously injured.
She was defined by her head teacher as ‘a delightful member of the school community’.
Elaine Silson, the head of Allerton High School, said: ‘Our whole school community is extremely shocked and saddened by this and our thoughts are with Sorrell’s family and friends at this very difficult time.’
Ms Fawell, a mother from Otley in West Yorkshire, was named as a victim of the attack as tributes flooded on to social media.
Ms Fawell was mourned on Facebook by a friend who posted: ‘I am heartbroken beyond belief. I have lost my best friend and confident Wendy Fawell. A beautiful, lady who I will have treasured memories of. Nite god bless sweetheart. Love you to the moon and back xxxx.’
Barra schoolgirl Eilidh was confirmed dead.
She travelled 400 miles with her family from the island of Barra in the Outer Hebrides after receiving tickets to see Ariana Grande in Manchester as a birthday present.
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.
Teenager Courtney Boyle and her stepfather were collecting her little sister from Ariana Grande’s show when the bomb went off.
Their family announced that the 19-year-old criminology undergraduate and her mother’s partner Philip Tron, a 32-year-old plumber, died in the blast.
They were in the foyer waiting, when killer Salman Abedi struck.