Manchester bombing: Families to receive £250,000 each

Flowers laid after Manchester bombing. Credit: Mushtaq mohammed/UPI/PA Images
Courtney Boyle and Philip Tron. Credit: Family photos
Angelika and Marcin Klis. Credit: Alex Klis / Facebook

Bereaved families of the 22 people killed during the Manchester Arena attack will be eligible to receive £250,000 each from money donated by members of the public.

The money will come from the We Love Manchester Emergency fund which has now reached £18m.

Families of the victims have already been eligible to claim £70,000 from the fund but will now receive a further £180,000.

Six people from our region died in the attack:

Teenagers Chloe Rutherford and Liam Curry from South Shields19-year-old Courtney Boyle and Philip Tron, 32, from GatesheadAngelika and Marcin Klis, from York

A charitable fund – entirely separate and distinct from the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund but complementary to it - will be set up to hold funds to help pay for a memorial, or memorials, for the May attack in Manchester.