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‘I’m just hearing nothing’: A mother’s desperate search for Olivia Campbell

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As other parents receive the worst news imaginable, Charlotte Campbell is being tortured by silence.

Her daughter Olivia has not answered her phone since a deadly bomb ripped through the foyer of Manchester Arena where the 15-year-old had just watched one of her favourite pop stars, Ariana Grande, perform.

The 15-year-old schoolgirl was at the concert with her best friend Adam.

Like other parents desperate to find their children in the wake of the blast which has claimed at least 22 lives and injured 59 people, Ms Campbell took to social media to plead for information.

“Anyone seen my daughter Olivia Campbell #manchester,” she wrote.

In the photo was her smiling daughter, with flowers in her hair.

“It’s the most horrible feeling ever, to know that your daughter’s there and you can’t find her and you don’t know if she’s dead or alive,” a tearful Ms Campbell told US news network CNN, in tears.

“I don’t know how people can do this to innocent children.

“They’re both great fans of her [Ariana]. It was a treat for Adam’s birthday. And my daughter’s been quite poorly lately and Adam asked her to go as a treat for her as well.

“They’ve done nothing but talk about it, get excited for it, buying new clothes for it, you know like normal teenage children, really.

“They were going to see one of their favourite artists and it’s ended in absolute carnage.”

Ms Campbell said she last spoke to her daughter about 8.30pm, shortly before Grande took to the stage.

“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,” Ms Campbell, who lives in Manchester, told BBC Radio 4’s Today program.

She said Olivia’s friend Adam had been found in hospital, but there was still no sign of her daughter.

“She was with her friend, Adam. Adam was found about half an hour ago – he’s in hospital – but Olivia’s not been found yet,” the mother said.

“I’m at home phoning everybody: hospitals, police, the centres that the children have been put in. Her dad’s actually in Manchester looking for her.

“I’ve got friends looking for her. I’ve got people I don’t even know looking for her, people messaging me, saying we’ve got her photo, looking for her, we’ll get in contact if we see her.

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