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Manchester Arena bombing survivor kicked off bus for being sick during panic attack

A survivor of the Manchester Arena bombing who suffers from PTSD following the terror attack was kicked off a late night bus after she was sick.

Kira Glossop claims the bus driver ‘mistook a panic attack for anti-social behaviour’.

The 17-year-old wheelchair user said she and her friends were told to get off the bus after she vomited in her bag due to anxiety.

A disabled teenager who suffers from PTSD following the Manchester Arena bombing claims she was thrown off a packed late night bus after she threw up in her bag because of her anxiety. Kira Glossop claims the driver 'mistook a panic attack for anti-social behaviour'. Caption: Kira with mother Tracy

Kira Glossop has suffered from PTSD since the terror attack (Picture: MEN Media)

Kira, who suffers from cerebral palsy, had been at Manchester’s Christmas lights switch-on on Saturday.

She and her friends then got on a First bus – marking the first time that she visited the city centre since the bombing.

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But the vehicle was so packed that she had to sit down in the aisle.

Kira, who attends Bolton Sixth Form College, said: ‘I started having a panic attack.

‘Everything had been quite stressful. I was sick in my bag, I wasn’t sick on the bus.’

A disabled teenager who suffers from PTSD following the Manchester Arena bombing claims she was thrown off a packed late night bus after she threw up in her bag because of her anxiety. Kira Glossop claims the driver 'mistook a panic attack for anti-social behaviour'. Caption: Kira with mother Tracy

It was the first time she had entered the city centre since the attack (Picture: MEN Media)

Despite that, she said she and friends were told they had ’caused the bus to go out of service’, and had to get off.

They were abandoned in Bury, miles away from her home in Farnworth, Bolton, and had to call their parents to pick them up.

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Kira added: ‘We didn’t have any idea where we were when we were chucked off. We all just wanted to go home. I was crying.’

First bosses are investigating.

A spokeswoman said: ‘We would like to reassure Kira, her friends and mother that we have requested CCTV footage from the vehicle and we will be carrying out a full investigation.’



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