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Manchester attack victim Nell Jones was 'just lovely'

Nell Jones was one of seven children who died in the attack. Credit: GMP/Family handout

The family of a 14-year-old girl killed in the Manchester attack have said she was "just lovely".

Nell Jones "loved life" and "put everyone else before herself," her family said in a statement.

"She had her dad and brothers wrapped around her little finger."

In a touching tribute, her family said Nell was excited to attend her first pop concert and had been "singing in the car all the way there".

The Holmes Chapel Comp pupil from Cheshire was one of 22 people killed in the attack at an Ariana Grande gig at Manchester Arena on May 22.

Nell Jones' school paid tribute to the teen Credit: SWNS

Her family said their "hearts had been shattered" but the phenomenal response they had had from people "has fully restored our faith in humanity".

"We can't wrap our children in cotton wool," they added.

"Even though Nell has been taken from us, we've had 14 lucky years with her and that makes us so happy.

"They were the best years, we were lucky to have her.

"We loved Nell so very much, she was our world."

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