Manchester Arena terror attack fund announces new payouts to victims’ families

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The families of the 22 people killed in the Manchester Arena bombing - among them Leeds teenager Sorrell Leczkowski, pictured - are set to each receive £250,000 from money donated by the public.

Those bereaved have already been able to claim £70,000 from the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, set up in the wake of the attack on May 22, and the charity’s trustees have now announced they will be eligible for a further £180,000.

The latest round of payments from the fund will mean more than half of the £18m raised will have been distributed, including £3.5m to those injured in the atrocity.

The fund has provided access to free financial counselling for the bereaved families.

Sorrell, 14, an Allerton High School pupil, was among the 22 victims of the b;last at the end of an Ariana Grande concert.

Others killed in the terror attack on May 22 included Leeds Beckett University student Courtney Boyle, 19, and Wendy Fawell, 50, from Otley.