Fam­ily pays tribute to ‘won­der­ful char­ac­ter’

Macclesfield Express - - POP CONCERT TERROR ATTACK -

THE fam­ily of an off-duty Cheshire police of­fi­cer killed in the bomb­ing have paid tribute to her “won­der­ful char­ac­ter”.

Elaine McIver was at the Arena with her part­ner, Paul, who was se­ri­ously in­jured in the ex­plo­sion.

The fam­ily said: “Elaine was one of a kind and had an im­pact on so many lives. She was a friend to so many and an amaz­ing daugh­ter, sis­ter and aunt. Her love for all was im­mense and she was like the glue that held us all to­gether.

“Our lives have been en­riched by the time that we have had with her, but they will never now be the same again. We try to take com­fort from how for­tu­nate we have been to have had her in our lives, rather than think how much of a void there will be now that she has gone.”

Elaine, 43, and Paul had been wait­ing in the foyer to col­lect his 13-year-old daugh­ter and her friend.

Chief Con­sta­ble Si­mon Byrne also paid tribute.

They said: “Friends who knew her well have de­scribed her as big hearted, bub­bly and a pos­i­tive per­son. We are sup­port­ing her fam­ily at this very dif­fi­cult time, and will be pro­vid­ing sup­port for friends and col­leagues. We will not let evil win.”

Off-duty police of­fi­cer Elaine McIver was killed in the blast

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