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14-year-old Nell Jones was killed at the Ariana Grande concert. The teenager from Goostrey, near Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, had been recently using crutches after suffering a ligament injury. Her family and friends had posted appeals on social media saying she was missing following the concert.
Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School & Sixth Form College have confirmed that one of their students, Nell Jones, a teenager from Cheshire, was among the dead.
"Nell's family have been searching for her since the incident in the hope that they would find her being cared for in hospital. Unfortunately, the police have now confirmed that Nell died at the scene," the school's headteacher, Denis Oliver, said in a statement. "Nell was a very bright and popular student."
According to the statement, one of her teachers, David Wheeler, said: "Nell was a very popular girl, always smiling, always positive. Her tutor group have been together since the transition from primary school. It feels like they have lost a sister not a classmate."