Disabled teen seeks 'life-saving' Sheffield heroes who helped her flee Manchester bombing

A disabled teenager is trying to track down the Sheffield family she says saved her life on the night of the Manchester terror attack.

Friday, 2nd June 2017, 5:08 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 8:04 pm
Kira with her mum Tracy

Kira Glossop was trapped in Manchester Arena for 20 minutes after the deadly blast as she frantically sought a disabled exit.

The 16-year-old, who has cerebral palsy, feared she would die as she could not move her wheelchair through the panicked crowds in the aftermath of the explosion.

Kira on her way to the concert on that fateful night

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But a kind-hearted mother and her daughter spotted Kira's distress and fought their way through the masses to help her to safety.

Amid the mayhem, Kira and her mum Tracy forgot to ask their names and they are now desperate to find their saviours so they can thank them properly.

They believe the good samaritans are from the Sheffield area and say the daughter was aged around 16 and was wearing a pink Ariana Grande Lipsy dress that night.

Kira told the Manchester Evening News: "They saw that I was crying and upset and fought their way through for me, asking people to make way for the wheelchair.

Kira on her way to the concert on that fateful night

"The first exit that they got me to was steps so we had to go back - we told them to get to safety themselves but they refused to leave us.

"Instead we had to turn back and go in the direction that people were running from. I felt that we were heading into danger but they managed to get me to an accessible exit and stayed with me."

Kira told how the girl had grabbed hold of her hand and didn't let go until they were outside and went their separate ways.

She said she knew she was around the same age as her because she remembers the girl talking about her exams to distract Kira in an attempt to calm her nerves.

"It was such a blur that we forgot to ask their names and we want to be able to thank them for all that they did for us that night," she added.

Tracy, who is Kira's full-time carer, told the MEN: "It was total chaos. I had to decide whether to try and hide in the disabled toilet with Kira until we could get out but I was too frightened of another explosion.

"Instead it meant we went towards the only way out and the kindness of the lady and her daughter to walk with us was amazing."

Kira, who is a lifelong Ariana Grande fan, plans to attend this Sunday's One Love Manchester benefit concert as she seeks to put the trauma of that night behind her.

* If it was you who came to Kira's aid or you know her saviours, please contact The Star by emailing [email protected]