Family pays tribute to ‘beloved angel’ Shahida

News story and (below) Shahida
News story and (below) Shahida

THE family of a teenage girl who died after a suspected allergic reaction have paid tribute.

Shahida Shahid, 18, of Salford, died in hospital on Monday, January 12.

Shahida Shahid

Shahida Shahid

At about 8.30pm on Friday, January 9, police were called to Withy Grove in Manchester city centre following reports Shahida had collapsed.

She was rushed to hospital but she sadly died a few days later. Initial inquiries have established Shahida had been out for a meal in The Great Northern prior to her collapse and may have suffered an allergic reaction to her food.

A joint investigation is underway involving Greater Manchester Police and the Food Standards Agency to establish the exact circumstances.

In a statement, her family issued the following tribute: “Our beloved angel Shahida, who was only 18 years old, was sadly taken away from us on.

“She was the light of our lives, our happiness and brought joy to many whom she met.

“She was studying Mathematics at the University of Manchester and was an avid Manchester united fan. We were so proud of her many achievements but most of all, her generosity and her giving nature. She filled up our lives with her bubbly personality, her memorable laugh and her sense of humour.

“Our home and lives have been left empty without our little baby girl but she will never be forgotten and in her passing. We are immensely thankful for all the love, messages and condolences from all who have met her or heard of her passing.”