Barra bomb vic­tim re­cov­er­ing in Glasgow

The Oban Times - - News -

MANCH­ESTER bomb vic­tim Laura Mac­In­tyre, from Barra has been trans­ferred to a Glasgow hos­pi­tal to con­tinue her re­cov­ery from se­ri­ous blast in­juries.

The 15-year- old is mak­ing ‘good progress’ hav­ing suf­fered se­ri­ous hand and leg in­juries, her par­ents said in a state­ment.

Laura was at the Ariana Grande con­cert with friend Eilidh MacLeod. Eilidh was thank the peo­ple of Manch­ester and in par­tic­u­lar all those who have done so much to help Laura and our fam­ily.

‘The kind­ness and care started from the first mo­ments af­ter the bomb­ing when a young travel safe of­fi­cer held Laura’s hand and com­forted her for an hour while she waited for treat­ment.

‘ We be­lieve he helped save Laura’s life that night and he will al­ways be a hero to our fam­ily. Since then, he has been to visit Laura in hos­pi­tal and it was a priv­i­lege to meet him and thank him in per­son.’

The fam­ily thanked med­i­cal staff at the Royal Manch­ester Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal. ‘We couldn’t wish for a more ded­i­cated, kind and pro­fes­sional group of peo­ple. We’d also like to thank Greater Manch­ester Po­lice and Po­lice Scot­land for their sup­port.’ one of eight peo­ple killed in the at­tack at Manch­ester Arena.

Michael and Nan Mac­In­tyre said their daugh­ter, a pupil at Castle­bay Com­mu­nity School, is now one step closer to home.

The cou­ple thanked peo­ple in Manch­ester for their help, par­tic­u­larly a man who stayed with Laura in the af­ter­math of the bomb­ing.

Laura’s par­ents said: ‘We’d like to take this op­por­tu­nity to

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