Hero officer reunited with Manchester victim
A POLICE OFFICER has been reunited with an eightyear-old girl who she drove to hospital in the wake of the Manchester Arena bombing.
Lily Harrison suffered a shrapnel wound and a bruised lung after being thrown to the floor by the suicide bomb blast at the end of the Ariane Grande concert on May 22 which killed 22 people and injured dozens more.
Her parents, Adam Harrison and Lauren Thorpe, from Stockport, were also injured.
Ms Thorpe says at one stage she thought her daughter was dead as she appeared to stop breathing.
As terrified concert-goers tried to escape the venue, PC Cath Daley and a colleague ran towards the scene and spotted Lily’s parents crouched around their unconscious daughter.
PC Daley decided they could not wait for an ambulance so she drove the family to hospital in her police van.
The officer then raced back to the scene to tend to more of the injured.
As part of ITV documentary Manchester: 100 Days After the Attack, PC Daley was reunited with Lily and her mother.
Ms Thorpe told the officer: “We’re just really grateful because, without you, it could have been a completely different situation. I know you just say you were just doing your job but we just don’t know how to say thank you enough.”
An emotional reunion.