Victims of Manchester terror attack are named

Georgina Callander was the first victim identified

Victims of Manchester terror attack are named

Georgina Callander posted this photo on her Instagram account with singer Ariana Grande in 2015 | Image: Instagram/georgina.bethany

Names and details of those killed in Monday night's terror attack at the Manchester Arena in Britain are emerging.

A teenager was the first to be identified as one of the 22 people killed in the attack.

Georgina Callander was among the thousands of fans who had gone to see Ariana Grande perform live - and she had posed for pictures with the American singer in the past.

Runshaw College in Lancashire confirmed the 18-year-old, who was studying health and social care, was one of their students.

In a statement, the college said: "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."

A second victim has been identified as eight-year-old Saffie-Rose Roussos.

Image: Sky News

Chris Upton is headteacher at Tarleton Community Primary School in Lancashire.

He 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.

"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."

Arrest made

Greater Manchester Police says a lone male attacker carrying an improvised explosive device was responsible for the bombing, which happened as the concert came to an end.

A 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the attack.

Some 59 people were also injured, and British Prime Minister Theresa May says many of those wounded are being treated for life-threatening conditions.

Patients have been taken to eight hospitals across Manchester - and 12 young people are being treated at Manchester Children's Hospital.

The Islamic State group says one of its members carried out the attack.

Ariana Grande, who was not harmed in the attack, tweeted: "broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words."

Her manager, Scooter Braun, said they mourned "the lives of children and loved ones taken by this cowardly act".

A forensic search has been taking place at the arena, and nearby Manchester Victoria train station will remain closed "until at least the end of today".

Additional reporting: Jack Quann