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Student in Paris on the Night of the Attack
Monday 23rd November 2015 @ 14:14 by Lee Wild
Ashton News

A language student from Ashton has spoken of how she was caught up in the tragic events in Paris on Friday night.

Ashleigh Fitton, 21, has now paid her own touching online tribute to those who lost their lives in the terror attack having travelled to the city on Friday evening to visit friends.

Ashleigh, who is presently in Cologne, had taken the train to Paris on Friday.

The Chester University student has posted a personal blog online of her experience, although fortunately she was nowhere near the actual attacks when she arrived in the city.

She explained that her Metro stops were closed.

On her blog she writes: “Once we got above ground on the Metro people were receiving calls and texts.
“I had no working phone and had no idea what was happening.

“Absolutely everyone was panicking and I could literally see fear in everybody’s eyes.

“That’s when I started to feel sick.”

When she did meet her friends and became aware of what had happened, she said she simply burst into tears.

She said she spent the whole night with her friends at an apartment watching the news – none being able to sleep.

When they ventured out on Saturday they discoverd a Paris ‘on lockdown’.

Ashleigh describes being in the city at the time of the attack as “the most traumatic experience of my life.”

She concludes her blog: “To the people who lost their lives in such a horrific undignified inhumane manner, we mourn your loss and you will never be forgotten.”