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Grenfell Tower victim identified as 12-year-old Jessica Urbano Ramirez

News   •   Jul 31, 2017 16:02 BST

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One of the victims who died in the Grenfell Tower fire has now been formally identified as 12-year-old Jessica Urbano Ramirez.

A statement released on behalf of the family of Jessica said:

“We have received probably the hardest news any parents will ever have had to bear, over the past weeks we have been in a state of confusion and limbo. Now that she has been formally identified we feel totally crushed.

“Nothing will ever bring our little girl back, and we are angry that this should ever have happened to our little angel. We will not rest until we get justice for her and for the many other lives lost as a result of this crime. We will only feel justice has been served when the highest possible charges are applied to culpable individuals. We entrust this task to the authorities in the hope that we will not be let down.

“Our little girl was loving, kind hearted and caring. She brought joy to everyone who met her and her laugh was contagious. Jessica will leave a lasting legacy in the hearts of her family and friends and the many many people who didn't know her personally but have come to know her since that night of the 14th June. Her light will shine bright and will light our individual paths as we start to move forward into coming to terms with our loss and heartbreak.

“We would like to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts for their support during this very difficult time. We have drawn strength from everyone's thoughts and prayers. We continue to pray for those families who have been similarly affected and we stand with you and you have stood with us. God bless.”