Young couple Chloe Rutherford, 17, and Liam Curry, 19, were killed in the Manchester Arena bombing. Their devastated families paid tribute to the two teenagers with a heartbreaking statement.
Chloe’s father had driven through the night to try and find the two, as fears mounted over their whereabouts after the tragic Ariana Grande concert. The last any of their family members heard from them was when they sent a selfie to Liam’s mother, taken just before Grande entered the stage on Monday night.
The two were ‘inseparable’ and ‘beautiful inside and out’, their grieving relatives said in the statement released through police. ‘They lived to go to new places together and explore different cities,’ it said. ‘They wanted to be together forever and now they are.’ 22 people died after suicide bomber Salman Abedi detonated an explosive near the entrance to Manchester Arena. As many as 21,000 fans – many of them children and teenagers – were leaving the venue when the bomb went off.