Father of Manchester bombing victim pays tribute

Courtney Boyle. Credit: Family photo

The father of a Gateshead teenager killed in the Manchester terror attack has paid tribute to 'the apple of his eye.'

19-year-old Courtney Boyle was one of 22 people who died when a suicide bomber targeted families - and children - after an Ariana Grande concert, in Manchester, in May.

Robert Boyle has spoken about the impact her death has had and described how life without her is getting harder.

Courtney was a criminology student, in Leeds, and was at the arena with her mother's partner, Philip Tron, to pick up her sister. Mr Tron also died in the attack.

Mr Boyle found out something was wrong when friends phoned him to say there'd been an explosion and Courtney was missing.

Courtney's father says he will concentrate on the happy times when he thinks of her.