TEENAGER Olivia Campbell was one of the 22 people who lost their lives in the attack on Manchester Arena, her mother has confirmed.

Charlotte Campbell announced the death of her 15-year-old daughter on Facebook in the early hours of this morning.

In a heartbreaking post, she wrote ‘RIP my darling precious gorgeous girl Olivia Campbell taken far far too soon go sing with the angels and keep smiling mummy loves you so much’.

Her mum said: "She was just the most amazing girl, who is going to be missed by so many people."

Olivia, known to her friends as Oli, attended Tottington High School in Bury and was studying Music, RE and Spanish.

Her mum, Charlotte, aged 36, said she was a keen singer and a big fan of Ariana Grande. She said Olivia had talked of nothing else besides the concert for weeks.

Olivia attended the concert on Monday night with her best friend Adam Lawler, also 15, who was seriously injured in the attack. He has had a stable night in hospital, according to his mother.

Ms Campbell said: "Since she was invite to go she's not stopped talking about it."

LISTEN: Final recording of Olivia Campbell singing at music lesson before death in Manchester Arena terror attack

The last Ms Campbell heard from her daughter was text message at 8.30pm telling her how good support act BIA was and she was waiting for Ariana to take the stage.

Ms Campbell and Olivia's step-dad Paul Hodgson, aged 47, along with family and friends, spent a frantic night and day searching for news about Olivia's whereabouts.

Ms Campbell spoke on various news outlets after the attack at Manchester Arena, appealing for people who may have seen Olivia to come forward or give her a phone so she could call home.

Many members of Olivia's family went to Manchester city centre to search hotels, pubs and cafes to see if she had taken refuge somewhere.

They also visited the hospitals around Greater Manchester where injured victims had been taken.

On Tuesday morning at 1.27am, Olivia's mother posted the sad news on Facebook.

Family-friend Aleshia Skellern, aged 24, who had been helping the family get the word out about the search on social media, posted the news to Twitter.

Miss Skellern said on Monday: "Olivia's lovely, just a normal 15-year-old."

Olivia enjoyed singing and her mother said she wanted to be a music teacher and had tried her luck at Britain's Got Talent twice.

Before the attack, Olivia had been looking at her options for furthering her dream. She had been considering going to Bury College or a musical academy in Manchester.

Her singing teacher, Wendy Rees, aged 61, remembered her as a 'beautiful soul' and said she was a hard worker. 
Mrs Rees said: "I have some wonderful memories of her performing in my studio and in my annual showcase at Elton Liberal Club. 
"I'm going to miss her."
Mrs Rees said she had been teaching Olivia every Tuesday afternoon for almost two years and she could turn her voice to any genre of music. 
She added Olivia was a keen ballroom dancer and said Olivia had made recordings for her dance teacher, which had been used for routines. 

Mrs Rees, who teaches from a studio at her home in Bolton Road, said: "I remember she really wanted to sing There You'll Be and she kept saying 'I'll never hit that big note' and I said 'you will'. 

"I gave her a technique to do it and do you know what, she got it before the end of the lesson."

She added she was extremely proud of Olivia and said she would miss their weekly lessons. 

More than 76,000 people have reacted to the post Olivia's mum shared on Facebook and there are in excess of 21,000 comments.

Messages of condolence include ‘so sorry for the loss of your beautiful baby girl, my heart breaks for you’ and ‘no words, just anger and sadness, I’m very sorry for your loss’.

Her school's headteacher, Brian Duffy, has also paid tribute to her, a statement released on the school's Facebook site calls her a 'delightful' girl.

The attack happened on Monday night after the Ariana Grande concert had finished and fans were leaving Manchester Arena.

Greater Manchester Police were called to the scene at 10.33pm and received 240 calls about the incident in the hour afterwards.

Police confirmed the attacker, named as Salman Abedi, aged 22, a British man of Libyan descent, had died in the blast.

A 23-year-old man was later arrested in Fallowfield in connection with the attack.

A total of 22 people are known to have died in the attack.

In response to the incident, Prime Minister Theresa May chaired an emergency COBRA meeting and raised the country's threat level to 'critical' meaning another attack is considered imminent.

Prospective parliamentary candidate, Ivan Lewis, who attended a vigil held in Manchester's Albert Square last night said: "People will have been shocked to hear of the loss of life of such a vibrant and dynamic teenager."

He hoped people would rally to support the families like Olivia's who have lost someone as a result of the attack and said this support needed to continue not just in the coming days but in the long term as well.