Manchester attack: Mother breaks down while making desperate appeal for missing daughter

A mother broke down while making a desperate appeal for her missing daughter who was caught up in the Manchester Arena bomb attack.

Charlotte Campbell was in tears on Good Morning Britain as she appealed for information about her daughter, Olivia (pictured above), 15, who was at the Ariana Grande concert on Monday night.

Ms Campbell, from Manchester, last heard from Olivia shortly before the US singer went on stage.

At least 22 people have been killed and 59 injured in the suspected terror attack.

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Speaking by telephone to Good Morning Britain presenters Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid, Ms Campbell said she had called her daughter, who attended the concert with her best friend, at 8.30pm on Monday.

‘All I know is she was at the Manchester Arena with her friend watching Ariana Grande and she’s not turned up yet,’ said Ms Campbell.

‘I can’t get through to her. I’ve called the hospitals, I’ve called all the places, the hotels where people say that children have been taken.


‘I’ve called the police. There’s no news, I’ve just got to wait. I’m waiting at home just in case she turns up here.

‘She was there with her best friend from school. He’s been found, he’s in hospital.

‘I don’t know what condition he is in yet. If anybody sees Olivia, lend her your phone, she knows my number.’

Ms Campbell also spoke to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme on Tuesday to appeal for information about Olivia.

She told the programme: ‘I last had contact with her at half past eight last night. She was at the concert, she’d just seen the support act and said she was having an amazing time and thanking me for letting her go.

‘Her dad is actually in Manchester looking for her. I’ve got friends out looking for her, I’ve got people I don’t even know out looking for her.

‘I’m just hearing nothing – her phone’s dead.’

Ms Campbell posted a picture of her daughter on Facebook, writing: ‘Please share, my daughter is still missing with no news on her’.

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