THE devastated partner of a police officer who was killed when a bomb exploded at Manchester Arena recalled how the couple were perfect for each other during a BBC documentary.

Paul Price opened up about the moment he discovered 43-year-old Elaine McIver died following a bomb blast at the pop concert of US singer Ariana Grande on May 22, 2017.

The couple were about to buy a house together in Widnes to be closer to Paul’s parents.

He was filmed as part of a BBC documentary, Manchester: The night of the bomb.

The documentary tells the story of that night through the eyes of those who survived the attack as well as members of the emergency services who rushed to the scene.

Speaking about the moment the bomb exploded, he said: "I could feel myself becoming light-headed and I just thought 'well this is the end, this is death'.

"And I just felt the need to speak to someone. I don't even remember what I wanted to say."

The couple had been together for 10 years when Elaine was killed in the bomb blast.

Paul was also injured and he was rushed to hospital in a critical condition.

He said: "I remember crying on the high dependency ward because I knew Elaine was dead.

"I'd been on my own for 10 years and we felt we were made for each other.

"We were going to do all the things that we'd always dreamed of doing with someone.

"And she was the person I never thought I'd meet. She was perfect for me, we were perfect for each other."

Elaine joined Cheshire Constabulary as a special constable around 20 years ago and became a regular officer in September 1998.

She worked in Ellesmere Port, Warrington and in the Economic Crime Unit at the headquarters in Winsford before moving to the regional organised crime unit TITAN in 2013.

To watch the programme search for Manchester: The night of the bomb on BBC iPlayer.