Missing Martyn Hett confirmed a victim of Manchester bomb blast

Martyn Hett was confirmed a victim of the Manchester bomb blasts
Martyn Hett was confirmed a victim of the Manchester bomb blasts

The partner of Martyn Hett, who went missing in the Manchester bomb blasts, has confirmed that he was killed in the atrocity.

Russell Hayward tweeted a tribute to his "soul mate" this morning and hundreds of people expressed their sympathies for the 28-year-old.

Martyn Hett has been confirmed a victim of the Manchester bomb

Martyn Hett has been confirmed a victim of the Manchester bomb

An appeal for the missing PR manager from the Stockport area was shared thousands of times on social media while a desperate search was made.

In his tribute Russell said: "We got the news last night that our wonderful, iconic and beautiful Martyn didn't survive.

"He left the world exactly how he lived, centre of attention. I'm in a really bad way so please forgive if I don't reply.

"Thankfully I have his wonderful and amazing friends to keep each other strong. I love you Martyn. I always will".

Martyn was a regular on several TV programmes inlcuding Come Dine With Me.