Shahida Shahid: Tributes to 18-year-old who died after Manchester burger bar meal

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Ms Shahid collapsed after the meal in Manchester

The family of a teenager who died after suffering a suspected allergic reaction to a burger bar meal have paid tribute to their "beloved angel".

Shahida Shahid, 18, died in hospital on 12 January, three days after collapsing following a visit to Almost Famous Burgers in Manchester city centre.

A investigation launched by police and the Food Standards Agency is ongoing.

Ms Shahid's family said: "She was the light of our lives, our happiness, and brought joy to many whom she met."

'Bubbly personality'

The teenager was studying maths at the University of Manchester and was an "avid" Manchester United fan, her family said.

They added: "We were so proud of her many achievements but most of all, her generosity and her giving nature. She filled up our lives with her bubbly personality, her memorable laugh and her sense of humour.

"Our home and lives have been left empty without our little baby girl but she will never be forgotten.

"We are immensely thankful for all the love, messages and condolences from all who have met her or heard of her passing."

Ms Shahid collapsed in Withy Grove, about half a mile from the restaurant.

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