Sheffield mother and daughter injured in Manchester terror attack still in hospital

Kelly and Ian.
Kelly and Ian.
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A mother and daughter from Sheffield who were seriously injured in the Manchester terror attack are still recovering in hospital.

Claire and Hollie Booth went to the Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena with sister and auntie Kelly Brewster last Monday night.

Kelly, aged 32, was killed when a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device as fans were leaving. Claire, aged 33, suffered a broken jaw and Hollie, aged 12. suffered two broken legs.

Kelly's partner Ian Winslow, aged 36, said both have had operations and remain "side-by-side" in Manchester Royal Infirmary's high-dependency unit.

He added: "They are both awake and talking and have improved since last week.

"But we are not sure when they might be discharged. Even then, I don't think they will come home straight from the hospital in Manchester. They will probably be transferred to a hospital in Sheffield."

The Waverley man, who works as a mortgage broker, added that he and Kelly's parents, Kim and Kevin, visited a memorial to the victims in Manchester at the weekend. He is also set to return there with his daughter from a previous relationship Phoebe, aged seven, later this week.

He said: "It was very emotional. The tributes have been overwhelming and we are heartened to see that there are still a lot of good people out there."

Ian previously described how he and Kelly had just put a deposit down on a house the day the attack happened and had started trying for a baby.

He described Kelly, who worked for Aviva and lived in Arbourthorne, as a "beautiful person" who "loved life."

Following the attack, security has been stepped up with bag searches at major venues such as Sheffield Arena and the City Hall.