eight-year-old girl who become separated from her mother and sister during the Manchester terror attack has been confirmed dead.
Saffie-Rose Roussos died from her injuries after a terrorist committed the atrocity at a concert by American singer Ariana Grande on Monday night.
The headteacher at her school, Chris Upton, said: « Saffie was simply a beautiful little girl in every aspect of the word. She was loved by everyone ».
In a statement released this afternoon, Tarleton Community Primary School headteacher, Chris Upton, said the news was « heartbreaking ».
« 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, » said Mr Upton.
« The thought that anyone could go out to a concert and not come home is heartbreaking. »
He added: « 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. »