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Young victims of Manchester blast buried

By Kim Pilling

A teenage student killed in the Manchester bombing was “kind, caring and the incarnation of innocence”, her elder brother told mourners at her funeral service.

Hundreds of family and friends of “mummy’s little girl” Georgina Callander (18), gathered in the village of Tarleton, Lancashire, to honour her memory in what was billed as a celebration of life.

Many of those attending the ceremony at Holy Trinity Church wore the youngster’s favourite colour, yellow, as ribbons of the same colour were tied around fences, lampposts and outside shops throughout Tarleton.

Paying tribute to his younger sister, Daniel Callander told mourners that Georgina had been described as “as beautiful on the inside as she was on the outside”.

Meanwhile, mourners at the funeral of couple Liam Curry (19) Chloe Rutherford (17) were asked to wear pink or blue for the service at St Hilda’s Church in their home town of South Shields, South Tyneside. The Rev Fr Chris Fuller addressed the mourners who packed the church, telling them: “Chloe and Liam were and still are an image of love. Inseparable in life, inseparable in death, inseparable now with the angels of heaven.”

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