Craig Mills, from Harrogate , father of 14-year-old girl, who was wounded during Monday’s terror attack in Manchester has spoken about how he is happy and relieved to see her recovering.
The father from Harrogate, posted a photo of 14-year-old Evie lying in a ward bed following a successful operation to repair ‘serious’ damage to her legs and chest.
Another post on Tuesday, captioned ‘our little princess’, showed Evie lying in an ambulance with a bandage around her head.
Mr Mills said watching Evie go through treatment had been the ‘scariest 24 hours of my life’ and that she had been scheduled for another operation on Thursday.
He wrote on Facebook: ‘Without a doubt the scariest 24 hours of my life, the good news is the surgery went well.
‘It’s rest all day tomorrow but needs another operation Thursday. Love you Evie Mills.’
The post was flooded with messages of support from family and friends. One wrote: ‘Thank goodness she’s ok, wishing her a speedy recovery.’
Another said: ‘Can’t imagine how hard it’s been for you and your wife. Thoughts are with you guys.’
Evie’s brother, Cal, on Tuesday posted a photo of Evie lying in an ambulance after she was caught up in the suicide bombing, which left 22 dead and 119 injured.
The bomb hit a crowd which was mainly children and teenagers, as they left a concert by US pop singer Ariana Grande.
Cal wrote on a post of his bleeding sister: ‘I wouldn’t normally post things like this, but, last night my 14-year-old little sister was in the midst of the bombing at the MEN arena.
‘So so lucky she’s going to be okay but she’s been in hospital all night now with quite serious damage to her legs and chest.
‘Some sick b****** has caused E to experience something she’ll never ever forget and it’ll affect her forever now. No one’s safe anywhere now, love you so much E.’
It has been revealed that the suicide bomber was Salman Abedi, a Mancunian of Libyan descent, and the son of an airport security worker.
Police yesterday carried out a controlled explosion at the doorstep of his home during raids around the city.
Forensics officer were seen emerging from the killer’s property carrying a booklet called Know Your Chemicals.
Police also raided a house where Abedi’s brother, Ismail, lived and arrested a 23-year-old man, suggesting that Ismail had been detained.