A teenage girl injured in the Manchester Arena bombing described how she was lying on the ground, bleeding from wounds in her leg and told her best friend she thought she was going to die.

Lucy Jarvis, then 17, struggled to stay conscious as she was helped by two arena staff, who remained with her despite requests from the police to leave.

She was taken to paramedics by the two men, but had to wait another two hours before being taken to hospital, when she needed immediate life-saving intervention.

The investigation into the attack heard Ms Jarvis and her friend Millie Tomlinson tell how they got to Ariana Grande’s concert on May 22, 2017.

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Ms Jarvis said the two girls left just as the last song ended because they didn’t want to get “stuck in the traffic of people going out”.

“Like her [Ms Tomlinson] was about to call his mother the explosion come. I don’t remember hearing it, I just felt very hot, I felt a lot of heat and I was just on the floor.

“I looked behind me where the sound was coming from and I could see Millie get up from the floor and walk back through the doors. I don’t know how I got it but I got up and followed her.

Miss Jarvis later found out that she had a serious ankle injury and medics were surprised that she was able to stand up, let alone return to the arena.

Her friend led her back a few steps to the seats where they were sitting on the floor outside the toilet.

“I remember thinking, ‘Am I going to die?’ because my vision was so blurry it was like flash visions.

“I had never experienced anything like this before, so I said to Millie, I was like, ‘Am I going to die? Did something happen? I don’t know if I’m going to survive.’ “

Ms Tomlinson couldn’t get her phone to work so she used Ms Jarvis’ phone to call Lucy’s father as John Clarkson and Paul Worsley, two workers from …

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This notice was published: 2021-04-13 16:27:00