Eight-year-old girl English – Cypriot Saffie Rose Roussos named as victim of suicide bomb attacks
A beautiful eight-year-old English – Cypriot girl has been confirmed among the dead in the suicide bomb attack at an Ariana Grande concert.
Saffie Rose Roussos had been at the Manchester Arena concert with her mother and sister when the bomb went off on Monday night.
Chris Upton, the headteacher at Tarleton Community Primary School, where she was a pupil, told the Guardian: “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.”
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 one of 22 people killed when the blast went off as people left the packed venue on Monday.
Her mother and sister are still being treated for their injuries in hospital.
Relatives had made desperate pleas for anyone who had seen the youngster to come forward.
Kate Tinsley, whose daughter Jessica is best friends with Saffie at Tarleton Community Primary School near Preston in Lancashire, said this morning: “I’ve tried to contact Saffie’s mum and none of the messages have gone through on the phone.
“Jessica has gone to school today not knowing a thing. My daughter is best friends with her in school.
“Everybody is worried, the whole village. Everybody is in bits waiting for news, just some news that she’s okay, she’s alive.”