After an explosion occurred at Manchester Arena last night, scores of panicked teenagers scattered into the streets. One woman felt the blast from nearby Victoria Station, and stepped in immediately to help. Her actions are now being showered with praise by social media users, who have dubbed her the ‘Angel of Manchester.’


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“We ran out. It was literally seconds after the explosion. I got the teens to run with me,” she told local media. The 48-year-old West Dalton native, named Paula Robinson, managed to corral about 50 young victims, and eventually led them to a nearby hotel. In a series of Facebook posts, she shared their ordeal and pleaded with parents to come for their children, even going as far as posting her personal phone number to be contacted for information. It’s unknown whether or not all of the kids have been located and picked up, but Robinson’s fast response and selfless lending of assistance was undoubtedly a comfort to them.

Pop superstar Ariana Grande had just finished performing at the Manchester Arena when a man detonated a bomb in the venue’s lobby at around 10:30 PM. At least 22 people have died and 59 have been injured as a result of the attack, which has now been labelled an act of terrorism. Dozens of parents are still unable to locate or contact their children, who were attending the concert. Ariana Grande has since postponed the rest of her European tour, commenting on Twitter that she felt “broken.”

The emergency hotline for those in search of loved ones, as well as anyone who witnessed the event, is 0161 856 9400. Our thoughts are with all the victims of this tragedy.

Paula Robinson, 48, witnessed an unthinkable disaster in Manchester last night, and immediately offered help

“We ran out. It was literally seconds after the explosion. I got the teens to run with me,” she told local media

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She is now being hailed as the ‘Angel of Manchester’ for selflessly leading kids to safety in the midst of chaos

The emergency hotline for those in search of loved ones, as well as anyone who witnessed the event, is 0161 856 9400. Our thoughts are with all the victims of this tragedy.