The family of two of the many victims of the Manchester Arena attack have released statements about them.
Statement from Courtney’s Mum:
‘My stunning amazing beautiful daughter you were my rock you made me so proud with all you had achieved and my gorgeous crazy Philip you made my world a happy place and now you are both my angels flying high in the sky’.
Statement from Courtney’s Dad:
‘I am going to miss my baby girl Courtney Boyle for the rest of my life.
I will never forget you and I will love you forever.
Grandad Bob misses you loads also.
Statement from Courtney’s sister:
‘Courtney my wonder of a sister who is now a shining yellow star in the sky.
‘Phil, my stepdad, my Costa buddy, you were always there no matter what to keep me safe and make me happy’.
Statement from Courtney’s boyfriend:
‘My Courtney was an adventurer, a precious & joyous soul.
She made people feel loved and feel safe.
She was a soulmate, a friend, a daughter and a sister.
No one had what that lass had, she was like no other.
And she was on a path to fulfilment, and was happy when she passed.
Nobody has ever made me as happy as her and I’m the person I am today because of her.
Statement from Philip’s mum:
‘Firstly, we would like to thank the emergency services, police, nurses, support staff, family and friends and the people of Manchester for their continued help and support which they have given us throughout this harrowing time
‘Our most amazing son, partner, brother, father, uncle, nephew and cousin, Philip Tron, sadly passed away on 22 May 2017. Philip was such a fun loving, energetic soul, he would light up the darkest room and lift your spirits with his infectious laugh, witty sense of humour and his beautiful smile.
‘Words cannot express the huge void his passing has left in all our lives’.