Eight-year-old girl among those killed in explosion at Manchester Arena

Posted on - 23rd May, 2017 - 1:35pm | Author - | Posted in - Lancashire Police, Preston News
The victim was a pupil at Tarleton Community Primary School

A girl aged eight has been named as the second victim of the suspected suicide attack at Manchester Arena.


Saffie Rose Roussos, from Leyland, was at the concert with her mother and sister who were later found injured in separate hospitals.

Chris Upton, headteacher at Tarleton Community primary school where she was a pupil, has said she was ‘a beautiful little girl in every aspect of the word’ and that the news had come as a ‘tremendous shock’.

The news comes after the first victim was named as Runshaw College student Georgina Callander.

Runshaw College has issued a tribute following the news.

More: School pays tribute to girl killed in Manchester Arena attack

They said: “It is with enormous sadness that it appears that one of the people who lost their lives in Monday’s Manchester attack was one of our students here at Runshaw College.

“Georgina Callander was a former Bishop Rawstorne pupil studying with us on the second year of her Health and Social Care course.

“Our deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers go out to all of Georgina’s friends, family, and all of those affected by this loss.

“We are offering all available support possible at this tragic time, including counselling with our dedicated student support team.”

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