Liverpool news Halewood schoolgirl killed in Arena bombing 'was ray of sunshine' MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Megan Hurley, from Halewood, was just 15 when she was killed in the Manchester Arena blast
Breaking News ! A Merseyside teenager murdered in the Manchester Arena bombing was blossoming into a beautiful young woman, the public inquiry into the terror attack was told Megan Hurley, 15, from Halewood, Liverpool, was described as "the sweetest soul" and a "ray of sunshine", who missed out the "grumpy teenage years" and was a joy to her family and friends, the hearing was told. Her dad, Michael, found his daughter and her brother Bradley, also injured, minutes after the May 2017 bombing following an Ariana Grande concert, Megan's ticket to the event having been a Christmas present from her parents. She suffered catastrophic injuries and died shortly after. On Tuesday, poignant memories from family and friends remembering the 22 murdered at the Arena continued with the commemorative hearings phase of the inquiry. Megan's parents, Michael and Joanne, and brother Bradley, were present as their statements were read out, along with dozens of others from family and friends. Bomb victim Megan Hurley's parents Michael and Joanne Hurley attend the Bomb Enquiry, Manchester Magistrates Court, Manchester. (Image: Daily Mirror/Andy Stenning) Mr and Mrs Hurley's statement said: "Megan was maturing into a beautiful young lady, living her life to the fullest. She had a lust for life and loved to have fun." They talked of the milestones she will miss - her school proms, her wedding, career and having her own children. They added: "Since that horrific day in May 2017, our lives have been ruined. Our hearts have been shattered into a million pieces. Read More Related Articles The Liverpool Echo has a free app and here's how to download it "Losing Megan has left an enormous and irreparable void in our lives.
. They showed camping trips, holidays, Christmas celebrations, parties and her school life at Halewood C of E Primary and Halewood Academy, her high school, which now has a memorial garden in her honour.
Teachers and students of Halewood Academy took to the catwalk to show off a selection of dresses from Cinders dress store. Money raised will go towards extending the memorial of Megan Hurley, the teen who died in the Manchester Arena bombing
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Megan worked had, got top marks at school and had talked of becoming a physiotherapist or a vet. Bradley, her older brother by six years, said in a statement they shared a love of pop culture and connected through a love of music. He said: "I don't cry or get sad when I remember her. I smile. Enter your postcode for updates from your area
"How lucky I am to have the time I did. I suppose that's what they mean when people say someone is always with you." Suicide bomber Salman Abedi murdered the 22 victims and injured hundreds more after detonating a home-made bomb at the foyer of the arena on May 22, 2017. The public inquiry is expected to last into next spring.
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