Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Comic Kay 'Left Numb' by Attack at Arena

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Comic Kay 'Left Numb' by Attack at Arena

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PETER Kay has spoken of his upset over the terror attack at the Manchester Arena, where he once worked as a steward.

The Bolton comic, who worked at the venue in 1995, said: "I just felt completely numb. It affects you because the arena has always been a massive part of my life.

"I started working there when it first opened as a steward and then I ended up doing shows there and I've always been there. I was there on Saturday night watching Take That.

"It's just the fact that it was targeted and there were young children. That's what's so sickening that he knew it was children and mums."

Meanwhile, former United footballer Phil Neville sent food for patients and staff at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital after the attack. He said: "I saw there was shortage of food at the hospital, I rang the hotel that I was part owner in and said, 'Can we get some food down there? …

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