One Woman Is Being Praised For Helping Teens After The Manchester Attack
- Author: Latoya Cobb May 24, 2017,
May 24, 2017, 4:09
A 48-year-old woman, now being called the 'Angel of Manchester', is the toast of Britain after she rescued more than two dozen horrified teens who streamed out of the terrorist-hit Ariana Grande concert in the United Kingdom last night.
She then tweeted out her phone number for anxious parents to get in touch.
She was referring to the dozens of shaken teenagers streaming out of the Manchester Arena after the explosion that killed 22 people.
According to a number of eyewitnesses thousands of people flee the scene after a loud explosion occurred at approximately 10:45pm. Chief constable Ian Hopkins has confirmed children are "among the deceased". The first victim has been named as Georgina Bethany Callander, 16. Buses and trains were cancelled but taxi drivers offered free rides to the people in the area. "It was literally seconds after the explosion".
Ms Robinson said: "We ran out".
In a post shared widely on Facebook she wrote: "Anyone who is in any safe place or hospital in Manchester, if anyone comes across my parents please please let me know as they've been missing ever since the attack".
Two hotels near the arena, the Holiday Inn and Premier Inn, both took in stranded children in the immediate aftermath and looked after them overnight.
"When evil strikes, the people hit back" said one person on Twitter.
Polly posted: "Paula Robinson is the woman everybody needs to thank for making sure some children were safe".
What did occur following the blast was the #roomformanchester hashtag on Twitter in which local residents offered those caught up in the attack a placed to stay for the nights as well as free vehicle rides.
The hotel added in a statement: "There is an emergency line available for those concerned about loved ones or anyone who may have been in the area last night - 0161 856 9400".
-If you are in the Greater Manchester Area, an easy way to stop friends and family worrying for your safety and clogging up phone lines is to mark yourself safe using Facebook's safety check HERE.