A victim of the Manchester Arena bombing has told of his pride at his daughter’s recovery from an injury many thought was unsurvivable.
Martin Hibbert and daughter Eve were both seriously injured when Salman Abedi detonated his suicide bomb in the venue’s City Room foyer after an Ariana Grande concert in 2017.
Mr Hibbert told a public inquiry into the terrorist attack that the explosion left him lying next to Eve, then 14. He said she had a wound “almost like she had been shot through the head”.
Mr Hibbert, 44, added: “People were looking at her injury and saying that it was not survivable and they just covered her up even though she was alive. “That was always a big frustration of mine that, if I had lost consciousness, Eve wouldn’t beRead more on mirror.co.uk