Manchester attack: Daughters pay heartwarming tribute to their "best friend"

Jane Carolyn Tweddle and her daughters, Harriet Taylor, Lily Taylor, Isabelle Taylor Credit: Family handout

The daughters of Jane Carolyne Tweddle, who lost her life during the Manchester Arena bomb, have paid a moving tribute to their "best friend".

The mother-of-three was one of 22 victims of suicide bomber Salman Abedi on May 22.

The school receptionist, from Blackpool, was at the venue with a friend to pick up her friend's daughter when she was caught in the blast

“There are no words for how we feel - our mum was every part of us. She is our strength, our laughter, our inner warrior, our kindness and our compassion. Forever we will hold on to those traits for it is our mum who instilled them in us.

Harriet Taylor, Lily Taylor, Isabelle Taylor

“We don’t know what we would have done without the help and support from all the amazing people we met during this incredibly painful time. Our two Family Liaison Officers Dermot Murray and Mike Brook were our support, our friends and we truly wouldn’t have coped without them. Dermot and Mike made us girls feel safe and we could rely on them whatever the time of day. There will never be enough thanks or appreciation for these incredible guys. Dermot always watched out for us, making sure we stayed together and felt utterly safe. Mike hasn’t stopped trying to make us smile, going out his way to do the little things, buying us cookies and telling us funny stories. We will never forget Dermot or Mike, and we know for certain our mum would have loved them.

Harriet Taylor, Lily Taylor, Isabelle Taylor
Jane Carolyn Tweddle Credit: Family handout

“Our mum loved a family day out to Beacon Fell, any excuse to get up there she would use it. So in memory of our incredible mum we did a family walk with our dog and familiar faces on Sunday 2nd July.

Harriet Taylor, Lily Taylor, Isabelle Taylor