Tributes to Courtney Boyle and Philip Tron who have been named as latest victims of Manchester Arena attack

Courtney Boyle and Philip Tron who died in the Manchester Arena attack Credit: Family photos

The families of Courtney Boyle and Philip Tron have paid tribute as they become the latest victims of the Manchester Arena Attack to be confirmed.

Courtney, 19, was at the Ariana Grande concert with her mum's partner Philip, who was 32.

Both were from Gateshead.

In a statement released from Great Manchester Police, both families paid tribute to them.

Courtney's mum, Deborah Hutchinson, said: "My stunning amazing beautiful daughter. You were my rock, you made me so proud with all you had achieved and my gorgeous crazy Philip, you made my world a happy place and now you are both my angels flying high in the sky."

Courtney's dad added: "I am going to miss my baby girl Courtney Boyle for the rest of my life.

"I will never forget you and I will love you forever. Grandad Bob misses you loads also."

Courtney's sister called her a "wonder of a sister who is now a shining yellow star in the sky," calling Philip her "Costa buddy" who was "always there no matter what to keep me safe and make me happy."

A statement from Courtney's boyfriend said: "My Courtney was an adventurer, a precious & joyous soul.

"She made people feel loved and feel safe. She was a soulmate, a friend, a daughter and a sister.

"No one had what that lass had, she was like no other.

"And she was on a path to fulfilment, and was happy when she passed. Nobody has ever made me as happy as her and I'm the person I am today because of her."

A minute's silence was held in Manchester to remember the victims Credit: PA

A statement from Philip's mum read: "Firstly, we would like to thank the emergency services, police, nurses, support staff, family and friends and the people of Manchester for their continued help and support which they have given us throughout this harrowing time.

"Our most amazing son, partner, brother, father, uncle, nephew and cousin, Philip Tron, sadly passed away on the 22nd May 2017. Philip was such a fun loving, energetic soul, he would light up the darkest room and lift your spirits with his infectious laugh, witty sense of humour and his beautiful smile.

"Words cannot express the huge void his passing has left in all our lives."

The vice chancellor at Leeds Beckett University where Courtney Boyle studied said everyone was "deeply saddened".

Professor Peter Slee said: "Courtney was a lovely, bright and hardworking student who had achieved excellent marks in her first semester with us.

"She is a great loss to the university and to her fellow students."