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Tribute to killed A-level student

Kesha's friends with balloons
The balloons were released by her friends at Parrs Wood

Friends of a girl found battered to death released balloons in her memory as it was revealed she achieved two As and a B in her A-levels.

About 100 balloons were released by friends of Kesha Wizzart at Parrs Wood Sixth Form College, Manchester.

The 18-year-old was due to start a law degree at the University of Manchester.

Pierre Williams, 32, of Birmingham, is charged with killing Kesha, Fred, 13, and their mother Beverley Samuels, 36, at their home in Fallowfield.

Kesha studied English, law and philosophy at Parrs Wood Sixth Form College, Didsbury.

She had already received an A in her law course and had been awarded a scholarship to study the subject at degree level at the University of Manchester.

Kesha Wizzart
Kesha dreamed of becoming a barrister

Speaking on Thursday, her friend Farzana Dudwhaller described the event as a day of mixed emotions.

"It's been very difficult," she told BBC Radio Manchester.

"There has been a mixture of feelings. Happiness for her results but also sadness at the fact she is not here to collect them.

"She would have gone on to do anything she set her mind to. That's just how Kesha was. Once she set her mind to it she would go out and do it - whatever it took."

Hundreds of mourners turned out for the triple funeral at The Holy Name of Jesus Church on Manchester's Oxford Road on Friday.

A statement was read out by police on behalf of the family at the funeral.

It said: "It will be incredibly difficult to say goodbye to Beverley, Kesha and Fred, but we want this to be a day for us to remember how they lived rather than the way they died.

"We want to celebrate the life, love and light they brought to some many.

"They had ambition and strength. Their success made us proud."

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