Star’s daugh­ter was caught in atroc­ity

Macclesfield Express - - POP CONCERT TERROR ATTACK -

FOUND­ING mem­ber of Joy Di­vi­sion and New Or­der Peter Hook has de­scribed how his daugh­ter Jes­sica was caught up in at­tack.

The leg­endary bassist said the sound of her voice when she called him while es­cap­ing the blast was ‘alarm­ing’.

He said: “It was the worst thing I’ve ever ever felt. I can’t imagine what other peo­ple are go­ing through. It’s heart­break­ing.”

Peter said he is still com­ing to terms with the tragic events of last week.

He said: “The scary thing is as a par­ent, once they’re home you think great they’re home, job done.

“But both her and her friend, they are still suf­fer­ing, they’re strug­gling to sleep af­ter what hap­pened.

“So I can’t even be­gin to imagine the suf­fer­ing of the vic­tims’ fam­i­lies right now.

“The bomb changes things.

“I used to stand there in the foyer at the arena and wait for her af­ter gigs - but now she’s 18 this was the first year when we’ve let her go on her own.

“I will never for­get watch­ing my wife Becky’s face when she took the call from her about what had hap­pened, it was one of the worst mo­ments of my life.”

Hun­dreds of peo­ple have contributed to a book of con­do­lence in Mac­cles­field for the vic­tims of the Manch­ester ter­ror at­tack

Peter Hook

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