Manchester attack victim Megan Hurley 'fun-loving and caring'

Megan Hurley Image copyright Greater Manchester Police
Image caption Megan Hurley's parents said she was "fun-loving, caring and beautiful"

Manchester attack victim Megan Hurley had "waited so long" to attend the Ariane Grande concert where she was killed, her parents said.

Michael and Joanne Hurley described their daughter as "fun-loving, sincere, caring and beautiful".

The 15-year-old from Merseyside was one of 22 people killed in the suicide bombing on 22 May.

Her parents say their "hearts are broken" and their lives are "shattered".

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In a statement they said: "Megan had a passion for music and loved going to concerts. She loved socialising and loved having family get-togethers.

"She also loved to have her friends over for sleepovers or just to have catch-ups."

Image caption Flowers were left at the gates of Halewood Academy in Liverpool where Megan Hurley was a pupil

Megan had been given tickets for the concert as a birthday surprise.

"Cruelly taken from us on a night she had waited so long for. No words can describe how we feel right now, other than our hearts are broken and our lives are shattered," the statement continued.

Her parents added: "Goodnight. God bless. Beauty Queen."

Megan's elder brother, Bradley, 20, was seriously injured in the attack.

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