Clutching flowers and with many dressed in blue, mourners gathered today for the funeral of Manchester terror attack victim Olivia Campbell. Olivia, 15, was among 22 innocent people killed when terrorist Salman Abedi detonated an IED at the end of an Ariana Grande concert on May 22.
This afternoon, hundreds of relatives, friends and well-wishers flocked to St Anne’s Church in Tottington, Bury, to remember the schoolgirl. Olivia’s loved ones had asked attendees to wear blue – the teen’s favourite colour – or other bright colours to celebrate her life. They said it’s “what she would have wanted”.
Olivia’s mum, Charlotte Campbell, clad in a dark blue dress, had her bee tattoo tribute to her daughter on display. A St George’s flag with a bee, which has become a symbol of Manchester since the horror attack, was laid on top of Olivia’s blue coffin. Meanwhile, floral tributes reading “Ollie” and “Princess” were displayed in the hearse. Mourners lined the streets, with several roads closed to traffic.