Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

'I've Been Haunted by Visions over the Last Week'

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

'I've Been Haunted by Visions over the Last Week'

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BTP officer Phil Healy and police dog Mojo were the first search team hunting for a potential second bomb.

They searched the area for 90 minutes to ensure it was safe for paramedics and police to enter the building.

Phil, 46, from Atherton, said: "As I went into the foyer that's where you saw all the casualties, paramedics, public working their hardest. You could tell this was a major incident.

"I was taken further up towards the sitting rooms, which is then where I started doing the clearance to make sure there was nothing else there that's not detonated.

"I had to clear where the blast zone was, so unfortunately the deceased were there, and I had to work around them in case one of the other deceased may have been carrying a suicide vest.

"There might have been another bomb, we didn't know. …

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