The faces of the innocent: The victims of the Manchester terror attack which left 22 people dead

A hero aunt, a teenage Ariana Grande superfan, two mums waiting to pick up their children and an eight-year-old schoolgirl are among the 22 killed in the Manchester Arena terror attack.

Salman Abedi, believed to have been born in Manchester and of Libyan descent, has been named as the suicide bomber responsible. He blew himself up in the venue’s foyer as thousands of young people left the concert.

The Islamic State terror group claimed responsibility for the barbaric attack, which involved a home-made device packed with nuts and bolts.

A total of 22 people died and a further 119 were injured. Ten of the victims have now been named.

Meanwhile, fears are growing for Chloe Rutherford, 17, and Liam Curry, 19, a couple from South Shields, Eilidh MacLeod, from Barra in Scotland, Martyn Hett and Wendy Fawell.

All were believed to have been at the concert and have not been traced since the attack.

Here, the Mirror looks at the victims named so far.

Angelika and Marcin Klis

(Photo: Facebook)

A Polish couple who had arrived at Manchester Arena to pick up their children have been confirmed as dead.

Angelika and Marcin Klis took a selfie together in the city centre shortly before going to the concert to pick their daughters up.

Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski said on Wednesday: “The parents came after the concert to collect their daughters and unfortunately we have information that they are dead.

“The children are safe.”

A spokesman for the country’s foreign ministry said “at least two people have died and one person has been injured” but could not confirm any further details.

Marcin Klis
Marcin Klis (Photo: Facebook)
Angelika Klis
Angelika Klis (Photo: Facebook)

Yesterday York College student Alex Klis said she was looking for her parents Angelika and Marcin, who had been missing since the attack.

In a post shared widely on Facebook she wrote: “Anyone who is in any safe place or hospital in Manchester, if anyone comes across my parents please please let me know as they’ve been missing ever since the attack.”

Her post was shared 11,000 times.

In a desperate plea to track down her parents, who lived and worked in York, Alex described exactly what her father Marcin, 42, and Angelika, 40, we wearing.

But today the teenager was flooded with messages of condolence after losing both parents to the sickening suicide attack.

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Kelly Brewster, 32

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Brave Kelly “shielded” her young niece from the deadly Manchester Arena blast.

The 32-year-old was at the Ariana Grande concert with her sister, Claire and her niece, Hollie Booth.

Kelly, from Sheffield, South Yorkshire, was reported missing by concerned friends and family following Monday night’s sickening attack.

Loved ones later took to social media to confirm their worst fears that Kelly was one of the 22 people killed in the ISIS suicide blast, which also left dozens injured.

Office worker Kelly is believed to have been looking forward to moving in with her boyfriend, Ian Winslow.

Ian wrote on Facebook: “Not sure how this works but it isn’t good news. Kelly Brewster wasn’t one of the unidentified hospital patients. She has sadly passed away in the terror attack yesterday.

“Kelly really was the happiest she has ever been and we had so many things planned together. My daughter Phoebe will be absolutely devastated like we all are.”

Alison Howe, 45

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Alison Howe, 45, from Royton, Oldham, was in the foyer when the blast went off. She was waiting with fellow mum and friend Lisa Lees, who was also killed in the explosion.

Alison’s stepson Jordan Howe confirmed her death on Facebook last night.

“They took a caring beautiful mum and step mother away from us all she was amazing to us all x love you loads Alison Howe xx,” he wrote.

A friend of both women said she was had been left “broken-hearted” in a moving tribute.

Sarah Barker wrote: “Could not of wished for 2 nicer ladies.

“Alison Howe was the first person to talk to me and make me feel welcome when Sisley started dancing with Darcey you were gorgeous wonderful woman and Lisa Lees what can I say, beautiful inside and out and we must of been sisters as you say my Mum was your second mum.

“The only condolence is your beautiful girls are safe and you’d of done anything for that.

“Broken hearted and cannot begin to understand your families pain.

“Rest easy together now ladies.”

Another friend added: “Feeling absolutely heartbroken r.i.p Lisa lees. So so sorry for ur loss Lauren Lees an family ur mum was a lovely angel to all us kids growing up an she will be sadly missed.”

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Lisa Lees, 47

(Photo: @SparkleMax15 /Twitter)

Lisa Lees, 47, also from Royton, Oldham, was killed in the blast.

Lisa’s brother Lee Hunter also confirmed her death.

“For those who don’t know Lisa is gone but never, ever forgotten. I love you Lisa I’ll miss you so much,” he wrote.

He had been keeping friends and family updated on social media in the wake of the attack.

He posted: “My sister is still missing she was in the foyer of MEN arena last night if you know anything please get in touch.”

You can read more here.

Olivia Campbell, 15

(Photo: @Hello_Leesha/Twitter)

Olivia was named among those killed in the Manchester terror attack just hours after her mum made an emotional TV appeal to help find her.

The 15-year-old had not been seen since the suicide bomb blast at Ariana Grande’s concert on Monday night.

Desperate mum Charlotte Campbell made a TV appeal and urged anyone who had seen seen her daughter to come forward.

Sadly, the family’s worst fears were confirmed as Charlotte, 36, later posted the tragic news on Facebook.

She wrote: “RIP my darling precious gorgeous girl Olivia Campbell taken far far to soon go sing with the angels and keep smiling mummy loves you so much.”

Megan Hurley, 15

Megan Hurley, from Halewood, Merseyside, was killed in the blast. She was at the Ariana Grande concert with her older brother, who is said to be seriously injured.

A fundraising page has been set up for a young schoolgirl.

The page, set up by Helen McDermott, said: “We’re raising £500 to help fund a beautiful send off for Megan who was taken far too early due to the awful attacks at Manchester Arena on 22/05/2017.

“Let’s help Megan Hurley’s family as much as possible guys this is an awful time for the whole country but we can do our bit for our own!!!”

A memorial church service was held at St Nicholas’ Church in Halewood, the Liverpool Echo reports.

Georgina Bethany Callander, 18

Georgina shared a picture of her with Ariana Grande and tweeted the star about her excitement for the show just days ago (Photo: Instagram)

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