Tributes pour in for tragic Saffie at Leyland chip shop

Flowers and tributes continue to pour in at the chip shop in Leyland believed to have been run by the parents of Saffie Rose Roussos.

Flowers and tributes continue to pour in at the chip shop in Leyland believed to have been run by the parents of Saffie Rose Roussos.

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Flowers and tributes continue to pour in at the chip shop in Leyland believed to have been run by the parents of Saffie Rose Roussos.

The Plaice Fish and Chip shop on Hough Lane has been pictured metres deep in floral tributes, balloons and teddy bears left in memory of the little girl.

The 8-year-old was killed along with 21 others by a suicide bomber after she attended an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena.

Relatives and friends launched a desperate search for Saffie who was separated from her older sister Ashlee and mother Lisa during the incident.

News that the tragic youngster had died was confirmed by Lancashire County Council on May 23.

According to neighbours, Saffie's father was unaware that there had been a terror attack when he went to pick up his family from the arena.

Neighbour Salman Patel told the Mail Online: “[Saffie's father] went to pick them up and arrived to find his wife in a critical condition, his elder daughter injured and his younger daughter lost.

“I thought he meant lost in the crowd but heartbreakingly he meant lost forever, as in the end.

“I am praying the mum pulls through.”

Saffie was described as a "warm and kind" little girl by senior leaders at Tarleton Community Primary School.

Headteacher Chris Upton said: "News of Saffie's death in this appalling attack has come as a tremendous shock to all of us and I would like to send our deepest condolences to all of her family and friends. The thought that anyone could go out to a concert and not come home is heartbreaking.

"Saffie was simply a beautiful little girl in every aspect of the word. She was loved by everyone and her warmth and kindness will be remembered fondly. Saffie was quiet and unassuming with a creative flair.

"Our focus is now on helping pupils and staff cope with this shocking news and we have called in specialist support from Lancashire County Council to help us do that. We are a tight-knit school and wider community and will give each other the support that we need at this difficult time."

Thousands of people attended a vigil for the victims of the Manchester attack in Worden Park on Thursday evening.