THE mother of the youngest Manchester Arena terrorist attack victim completed a 10km course after learning to walk again.

Flanked by supporters Lisa Roussos, from Leyland, crossed the finishing line of the Great Manchester Run.

Seriously injured in the blast, which occurred at an Arianna Grande concert in May 2017 and claimed the life of her eight-year-old daughter, Lisa gave an emotional account of her achievement after the feat.

She said: "I feel we are taking her forward to the future with us by doing this and I don't think people can understand that you need to do that, you need to take them into the future with you, because you can't see a future without them and by doing this, that helps."

Lisa was accompanied en-route by friends, family and medical staff, helping her along the way and raising money for the relief charity 22MCR.

Praising the support she had received from the city, she added later: "You can't take in what people give and how wonderful they are, even two years on, it's still really overwhelming how they want to do things for you."

She was left in an eight-week coma as a result of the atrocity, waking to discover her daughter had been killed.

Completing the same course that day was firefighter Aaron Parmar, who had dedicated his run to Saffie.

The 33-year-old was a Greater Manchester Police officer at the time of the bombing and he was one of those dispatched to the frontline to help treat the 800 also wounded as a result of Salman Abedi's suicide attack.

Later he left the police force to retrain as a firefighter.

He had notched up 21 10km races before the weekend, with each one run in memory of one of the arena bombing victims. One such race, the Blackburn Winter Warmer in Witton Park, was dedicated to Kelly Brewster, from Sheffield, a 32-year-old who had shielded her niece from the blast.

Aaron's 22nd and final outing was made in memory of Saffie, whose family he has become close to since the tragedy.

His combined efforts, all told, have raised more than £13,000 for charity in that time.