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Sri Lanka attacks: Eighth British victim reported to be woman from Manchester

An eighth British victim of the terror attacks in Sri Lanka is reported to be a woman from Manchester.

Lorraine Campbell was last seen at a hotel targeted by a suicide bomber in Colombo.

Her son Mark told the Daily Mail that she is the last of eight British victims caught up in the atrocities on Easter Sunday to be named.

Lorraine Campbell is feared to be the 8th UK victim of the Sri Lanka terror attack.

It is with great sadness that the family of Lorraine Campbell wish to inform that she was involved in the bombing of the Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka, and sadly lost her life.

Lorraine, known to most people as Loz, was a woman who embraced life to the full, and meant so much to so many people and there will forever be an enormous void that will never now be filled.

Loz was a wife, mother, sister and aunt, and a close friend to so many people, having risen through the ranks of the IT world, working in multiple cities in the UK and abroad.

Her husband Neil Evans is overwhelmed and comforted by the outpouring of kindness from all corners of their world.

Neil described Lorraine, saying: “Lorraine was a real tour de force, she epitomised the qualities she lived by, and was a conduit for bringing people together to both make things happen, and make them better.

I’ve lost my best friend in the world for all the adventures we shared and planned for the future.

I, Lorraine’s family and friends are in a state of disbelief and grief for what has happened and as such, would respectfully ask that our privacy at this difficult time is respected.

– Family statement
The death toll has risen to 359. Credit: PA

The newspaper reported that Lorraine Campbell, an IT director, was on a business trip and staying at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel - one of three 5 star hotels targeted by suicide bombers.

Police have appealed for anyone with images or video from the period surrounding the attack to contact them - and officers have been sent to airports in the UK to speak to anyone returning from Sri Lanka.

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