TOR­MENT Me­mories of Home Hill are still raw

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - RYAN KEEN

A MAN who es­caped the Home Hill hos­tel hor­ror which claimed the life of Bri­tish back­pack­ers Mia Aylif­feChung and Tom Jack­son still has night­mares and strug­gles to sleep al­most a year on.

English­man and Gold Coast chef Chris Porter was on the top bunk above Ms Ayliffe- Chung the night she was stabbed and killed at Shel­ley’s Back­pack­ers last Au­gust.

In his first in­ter­view since the fate­ful in­ci­dent, Mr Porter re­calls: “There are things you keep think­ing I should have done dif­fer­ent or should have done bet­ter but I’ve started get­ting over that now.

“It hap­pened, there is noth­ing I could have done more. There was noth­ing I could have done to have helped Mia from the time I got out of bed.”

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