College student named as Manchester bombing victim

College student named as Manchester bombing victim

A Lancashire college has expressed its “enormous sadness” at the death of one of its students in last night’s terrorist attack in Manchester.

Georgina Callander, an 18-year-old health and social care student at Runshaw College, was the first named victim of the suicide bombing at the Manchester Arena.

The college released a statement this morning that said: “It is with enormous sadness that it appears that one of the people who lost their lives in Monday’s Manchester attack was one of our students here at Runshaw College.

“Georgina Callander was a former Bishop Rawstorne pupil studying with us on the second year of her health and social care course.

“Our deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers go out to all of Georgina’s family, friends, and all of those affected by this loss.

“We are offering all available support possible at this tragic time, including counselling with our dedicated student support team.”

Twenty-two people, including children, were killed and 59 injured in a suicide attack at the concert by singer Ariana Grande at Manchester Arena last night.

The lone male attacker died in the blast after letting off an improvised explosive device at 22:35, police said.