Manchester attack: Lancashire remembers its victims

Michelle Kiss, Saffie Roussos and Georgina Callander Image copyright PA/INSTAGRAM/GEORGINA.BETHANY
Image caption Michelle Kiss, Saffie Roussos and Georgina Callander all died in the attack at Manchester Arena

A mother who died in the Manchester Arena attack has been remembered at a vigil in her home town.

Michelle Kiss, from Whalley, was among 22 people who died in the suicide bomb attack on Monday.

The vigil at Whalley Methodist Church, Lancashire, was organised by her husband Tony, and attended by hundreds who came to pay their respects.

Her family said they were devastated "she had been taken away... in the most traumatic way imaginable".

In a statement, they said she was a "loving" wife, mother and daughter to whom "family meant everything".

Image caption About 1,500 people were are the event where balloons were released following a minute's silence
Image caption Two girls who also died, were commemorated at a vigil held in Worden Park on Thursday

Two girls who also died, were commemorated at a vigil held in Worden Park, Leyland, on Thursday.

The town was home to the youngest victim, eight-year-old Saffie Roussos and where another victim, Georgina Callander, studied.

About 1,500 people were are the event where balloons were released following a minute's silence.

Deacon Ellen Monk-Winstanley, from Leyland Methodist Church, said the vigil "did a great job of reaching out to everybody" adding it was a comfort "in the midst of all this pain".

Image caption Eight-year-old Saffie Roussos was the youngest victim in the attack

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