Manchester Terror Attack: Doncaster teenage girl phoned mum as she fled after bomb blast

Kelly-Louise Threadgold and Alex Lockwood
Kelly-Louise Threadgold and Alex Lockwood
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A terrified Doncaster schoolgirl rang her mum in horror as she fled seconds after a bomb was detonated at her first ever concert.

Kelly-Louise Threadgold, aged 15, from Armthorpe, Doncaster, attended the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester where a suicide bomber killed 22 and left another 59 injured last night.

She was with her boyfriend Alex Lockwood, 18, from Worksop, and it was Kelly's first ever concert.

The traumatised teenager was due to sit her GCSE exams today but has been granted permission by her school to re-sit them.

Her mum, Caroline Threadgold, said she found out about the bomb blast when her daughter called her up as she was fleeing.

"I picked up the phone and it was Kelly screaming down the phone and saying a bomb had gone off," she said.

"I could heard screaming and crying and commotion all around her as she tried to get out.

"It was terrifying and I felt helpless.

"All I wanted was for her and Alex to get out safely and I was worrying that there could have been another explosion."

She said Kelly-Louise was 'shaken up' after the terror attack and unable to sit her exams today.

"It is unbelievable that this happened and I am just so grateful that Kelly and Alex got out safely but feel so sorry for the parents of those who didn't survive, added Caroline.

"Kelly had never been to a concert before and had been counting down the days to this one. To think that she might never have come home afterward is horrific but some families will be going through that and my heart goes out to them."

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