Manchester attack: Latest victim named as 45-year-old Michelle Kiss from Lancashire

'We are all heartbroken,' says niece in Facebook post

Tom Batchelor@_tombatchelor
Wednesday 24 May 2017 16:34
Mother-of-three Michelle Kiss, who was killed in the Manchester bomb attack
Mother-of-three Michelle Kiss, who was killed in the Manchester bomb attack

A 45-year-old woman from Lancashire has been named as the latest victim in Monday's terror attack.

Mother-of-three Michelle Kiss died when a suicide bomber targeted concert-goers at Manchester Arena, her family said.

Twenty-two people died and 64 were injured in the blast.

Her niece Laura Murray confirmed the news on Facebook, saying: "It’s true thank you everyone for your help we are all heartbroken."

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."

Polish couple Angelika and Marcin were also confirmed today as victims in the Manchester Arena terror attack.

Two of the first victims to be named were eight-year-old Saffie Roussos from Leyland and Georgina Callander, 18, from Chorley.

John Atkinson, 28, and Kelly Brewster, 32, were also killed in the blast.

Family members said that Alison Howe, 45, from Royton, Greater Manchester, and her friend, Lisa Lees died in the attack, and the mother of Olivia Campbell, 15, from Bury, wrote on Twitter that the teenager had also died.

Martyn Hett, 29, was confirmed as dead by his boyfriend, and 14-year-old Nell Jones is also now known to have died.

"Truly wonderful" mother-of-three Jane Tweddle-Taylor is another of the victims, while an unnamed off-duty police officer was also killed.

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