Lee Rigby dad Phil comforts bomb mum as she strug­gles with grief

Irish Sunday Mirror - - NEWS -

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.


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