Hundreds of mourners gather at Saffie Roussos’ funeral in Manchester to pay tribute to youngest Arena attack victim

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Hundreds of mourners have gathered at Manchester Cathedral today to pay tribute to Saffie Roussos at her funeral .

The youngest victim of the Manchester Arena terror attack is being remembered in the city where she was killed, while a service is also being held in her home village of Tarleton.

The service, led by the Very Rev Rogers Govender, Dean of Manchester Cathedral will start at 1.45pm and will be followed by a private cremation.

Saffie’s coffin arrived at the funeral just before 2pm. It was made of wicker and covered in pink roses, which was her favourite colour.

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Saffie’s mum Lisa, still recovering from injuries sustained in the blast, arrived at Manchester Cathedral and was helped into a wheelchair.

Her family, including Saffie’s brother Xander, were all dressed brightly and carrying roses.

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Saffie's mother is still recovering from her injuries (Image: Getty Images Europe)
Saffie’s mother is still recovering from her injuries (Image: Getty Images Europe)
Saffie's mum Lisa clung to her son for support (Image: www.mirror.co.uk)
Saffie’s mum Lisa clung to her son for support (Image: www.mirror.co.uk)
Saffie's mother appeared emotional
Saffie’s mother appeared emotional (Image: PA)
The family carries the coffin into the church
The family carries the coffin into the church (Image: www.mirror.co.uk)
The family carries the coffin into the church
The family carries the coffin into the church (Image: www.mirror.co.uk)
A poster in Manchester (Image: SWNS - Leeds SWNS.com)
A poster in Manchester (Image: SWNS – Leeds SWNS.com)

As the family entered the church behind the coffin, the song ‘Faith’ by Stevie Wonder and featuring Ariana Grande could be heard playing.

Saffie, along with 21 others, seven of them aged under 18, died in the terror attack as fans streamed out of the Arena following an Ariana Grande pop concert on May 22.

The youngster was a huge fan of the US singer and had got tickets for the show as a Christmas present from her parents.

She was leaving, “happy and elated”, after the show with her sister and mother when suicide bomber Salman Abedi detonated his home-made bomb packed with nuts and bolts in the foyer of the Arena. More photos from Mirror

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