Young couple killed in Manchester bombing were 'image of love'

Chloe Rutherford and Liam Curry, who were killed in the Manchester Arena bombing
Chloe Rutherford and Liam Curry, who were killed in the Manchester Arena bombing
0
Have your say

A young couple killed in the Manchester bombing continue to be the "image of love", the vicar taking their joint funeral service has said.

Mourners for Liam Curry, 19, and Chloe Rutherford, 17, were asked to wear pink or blue for the service at St Hilda's Church in their home town of South Shields, South Tyneside.

The coffins of Chloe Rutherford (right) and Liam Curry, who were killed in the Manchester Arena bombing, arriving at St Hilda's Church in South Shields, South Tyneside, for their funeral service

The coffins of Chloe Rutherford (right) and Liam Curry, who were killed in the Manchester Arena bombing, arriving at St Hilda's Church in South Shields, South Tyneside, for their funeral service

The teenagers were among the 22 people killed in the terror attack on the Ariana Grande concert last month.

Miss Rutherford was studying music at college and was about to start an apprenticeship in travel while her boyfriend was studying for a degree in sport and exercise science at Northumbria University.

The Rev Fr Chris Fuller addressed the mourners who packed the church and several hundred outside, telling them: "Chloe and Liam were and still are an image of love.

"Inseparable in life, inseparable in death, inseparable now with the angels of heaven."

Two white coffins bedecked with flowers were carried in to the church together.

Flowers in the two hearses spelled out the words "Sis" and "Son Liam".

The funeral of Georgina Callander, 18, from Tarleton will take place today.