Paula Robinson is being called the “Angel of Manchester” after she led children to safety following an explosion at Manchester Arena on Monday night. At approximately 10:30 p.m. local time, a bomb went off inside the foyer area of the arena where thousands of people, mostly children and teenagers, had just enjoyed an Ariana Grande concert. After hearing the loud explosion, people began running out of the building, many screaming and in a panic.
Robinson, a 48-year-old bystander, jumped into action, gathering a group of about 50 children and running with them to a nearby hotel, according to Express UK. Once they were all safe, Robinson posted a message on social media, leaving her phone number for parents to call her.
“We ran out. It was literally seconds after the explosion. I got the teens to run with me. Parents were frantic running about trying to get to their children. There were lots and lots of children at Holiday Inn,” Robinson said.
She posted on Facebook as soon as her group was safe and encouraged families to call her.
“We have got about 50 kids with us waiting to be picked up, they are safe we will look after them. We have taken as many kids as we can to Holiday Inn we will keep them safe and stay with them,” Robinson wrote.
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