Police officer who received a bravery award after Manchester Arena attack took a two-hour lunch break to buy a kebab, missed suicide bomber - and admits she would 'probably' have asked what was in his rucksack

Jessica Bullough (pictured left and inset at the inquiry) came back on patrol shortly after suicide the bomber walked along Victoria railway station platform (pictured right) towards the City Room foyer of the arena, where he killed 22 people and injured hundreds of others. Pc Bullogh told the public inquiry into the terror attack that her break should have been between 50 minutes and one hour but instead she was off patrol for two hours and nine minutes. During the break, she drove half an hour to buy a kebab with colleague Mark Renshaw, a police community support officer, before eating the takeaway at a Northern Rail office.

Publish : 2020-10-20 20:15:00

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