Manchester terror attack survivor describes pain she feels for victims

Abigail Lincoln, Manchester attack survivor Credit: ITV News

By Kris Jepson

A sixth form student from Durham has told ITV News Tyne Tees of the pain she feels for the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing, after she survived the terror attack one month ago.

Abigail Lincoln, 18, said she feels "lucky to be alive", but also feels "guilty" because she survived.

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Abigail was not injured. She and her friend had planned to leave the Ariane Grande concert earlier, but changed their minds. She says that decision saved them.

She described the moment the bomb went off she knew immediately what it was. She heard a "really loud bang" and everyone ducked. After a brief moment of silence, she said, people "just started screaming and running in different directions".

Manchester Terror Attack Credit: ITV News

Abigail has been keeping busy with her A-Levels revision. She says it helps distract her from what happened. However, there are occasions when she is reminded about what happened that night when "little things" happen in her daily life.