Stephen Jones was just outside the Manchester Arena when he heard the bomb go off and he decided to help to people in need and now for his bravery he has been awarded a place to live.
“First there was a bang, I thought it was some kind of firework, and then there was a big explosion. I just felt the wind force, and then everyone started screaming and running. Me and my mate we got up and we started running. We realized what had happened, we run back, and all the women and children were coming out with blood.” He told to the ITN.
Stephen Jones, 35, described watching mothers weeping over the “lifeless” bodies of their children as he raced through the crowds in Manchester and carried victims to safety. “I… realised what was happening and saw children coming out, screaming and covered in blood,” 35-year-old Stephen Jones told ITV after helping to save the lives of wounded kids.
Jones, who is homeless, is being hailed as a hero for his actions in helping the wounded flee the scene of the attack. He and his mate wiped blood from children’s faces, and even held the legs up of a woman who was severely bleeding while they waited for an ambulance to arrive.
Mr Jones told the UK network he witnessed “hysterical” mothers crying next to their children’s bodies as he continued to carry more people to safety on Monday night.
The former bricklayer said “I wouldn’t have been able to live with myself if I’d just walked away,” adding that he will never forget the horrific images of carnage he witnessed that night.