A BARNSLEY girl who was at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester last night has spoken to WAB about the horrific scenes she encountered following the terror attack.
Demi Bywater, 18, who lives in the town centre, attended the concert along with friend Leah Batley, 21, also from Barnsley.
22 people have been confirmed dead after the attack, which has also left 59 injured.
Police said the lone male attacker, who died in the blast, detonated an improvised explosive device.
Demi told WAB: "The attack took place in the eating and drinking area just outside the doors to the arena - I think in block 209.
"Me and my friend were in block 210. It happened around 10.30pm when the show ended and the lights came on. That's when the bang went off.
"Me and my friend didn't panic as the amount of children around us were out of control. We calmly walked down - I noticed a young girl knelt down left unattended, she was scared.
"So I let go of my friend and grabbed the young girl, and luckily found her mum.
"As we left there was a man and a women covered head to toe with blood. There were screaming children running around and smoke rushing towards us.
"There were people all on the floor and bodies covered in blood.
"I couldn't wait to be with my family. I feel lucky to be alive and guilty that I couldn't help any children out more."