Lee Rigby dad Phil comforts bomb mum as she struggles with grief
CAROLINE Davies has had an emotional meeting with the dad of terror victim Lee Rigby. Phil Mcclure, 67, consoled her yesterday as she recovered at home with her family. The Manchester attack took place four years to the day Lee, 25, was killed by fanatics Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale. The Islamic extremists targeted the soldier as he left his barracks in Woolwich, South East London.
Caroline said: “He was really nice. We’re going to keep in touch. He gave me his number so I can give him a call if I need to chat to him. He’s also
given me the numbers of some counsellors I can contact, and some advice for helping the children with their grief.”
Phil, from Oldham, shared memories of Lee’s death to try to help Caroline understand the grieving process. Caroline was supported in the meeting by mum Jean and sister Karen. Karen said: “Caroline cried when she spoke about the loss of Wendy. Phil spoke to her about the grieving process. He’s told her it will be a long time before she starts to feel normal again.”
The pair also spoke about ways they could help survivors and families of the victims – including a possible tribute concert.