Manchester attack: Victim Kelly Brewster 'shielded niece'

Cheryl Sanders
May 24, 2017

Kelly Brewster, from Sheffield, died in the attack at the Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena on Monday.

"Heaven has gained another angel Kelly you were a hero right down to your last moments.We never did manage a night out on the town together but one day we will meet again and you'll have many a story to tell me over a few drinks".

The 32-year-old attended the Ariana Grande gig - which was targeted by a lone suicide bomber - with her sister Claire and her niece Hollie Booth. Lots of love to you and your family.

Commenting on the post, Paul Dryhurst said: 'I understand she [Kelly] was behind Hollie and shield her with her body (sic)'.

'They are both now in hospital having nuts and bolts removed from all places, ' he said.


Posting on Facebook earlier on Monday, Tracy Booth said her granddaughter, Hollie, had broken both of her legs and Hollie's mum, Claire, had broken her jaw.

Her uncle Paul Dryhurst said fearless Kelly had put her life on the line and shielded her sister and niece from the blast. They include Courtney Campbell from Gateshead, Philip Tron, who is her mother's boyfriend as well as 14-year-old Nell Jones from Manchester.

Her stepson described her as a "beautiful mum and step mother", adding: "She was unbelievable to us all".

Olivia has been confirmed dead by her mother Charlotte Campbell on Facebook Tuesday.

One of the Manchester attack victims died shielding her sister and niece, her family said.


Brewster is the fourth confirmed victim of the bombing, in addition to 26-year-old John Atkinson, 18-year-old Georgiana Callander, and eight-year-old Saffie-Rose Roussos. "RIP Megan. Taken far too young".

Chris Upton, Headteacher at Tarleton Community Primary School, told the Guardian: "Saffie was simply a handsome girl in every aspect of the word".

A GoFundMe page which describes the young man as "one in a million" and "a true gentleman" has been set up to help his family with funeral costs.

Britain has raised the terror threat level from severe to critical for first time since 2007 in the aftermath of the Manchester attack, Theresa May has said.

A number of others also remain missing.


It is possible that there is a "wider group of individuals" were responsible for the Manchester explosion, she added.

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