The family of firefighter Stephen Hunt, who was killed tackling a blaze in central Manchester yesterday, have paid tribute to him:
It is extremely hard to capture all of what Stephen means to our family. Stephen was an old-fashioned gentleman with manners that are rare in this day and age. With core values which included loving his family, being the best father that he could be, loving and affectionate to those that were close to him.
Stephen lived to serve his country having served for seven years in the Royal Signals and then becoming a firefighter, which was a career that he was very proud of.
– Tribute from Stephen Hunt's family
The whole family will miss spending time with Stephen none more so than his son, daughter and grandmother. We loved his sense of humour and are very proud of him and what he brought to our lives.