Woman Who Works In Chiswick Pub Has Lucky Escape in Paris

Was in the Bataclan concert hall when it was attacked


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A young French woman who works in the Roebuck gastropub in Chiswick has told of how she had a lucky escape from the Paris atrocity.

Lydia Vassallo tweeted that she had been in the Bataclan concert hall with friends when it was attacked by terrorists in the French capital on Friday night.

She tweeted " I'm alive. my friends as well. Two of us escaped and one played dead after being shot. I thought it was all over."

Ms Vassallo, who describes herself as a French girl who loves photography, is a fan of the Eagles of Death group, who were playing in the Bataclan concert hall when terrorists attacked those in the hall.

She had been to see the band last June in London.

Before the concert on Friday she tweeted "Who's going to have a fabulous evening?" and posted a picture of herself with a friend, along with a member of the band.

She said she was praying for those who were looking for their loved ones.

Staff at the Roebuck were not commenting today on the matter.

Ms Vassallo has lived in Chiswick for some time and enjoys life in London, attending music gigs and festivals along with trips to London attractions such as the Shard and Borough Market. Her family visited her in London recently.

It is not known when she will return to her work in the Roebuck. A spokesman for head office said they did not wish to comment.

The Leader of Hounslow Conservatives, Chiswick Councillor Peter Thompson issued a statement today about the Paris atrocity.

On behalf of the Hounslow Conservative Group of Councillors I wish to send my condolences to the people of France, particularly our twin French Town  Issy-les-Moulineaux. Our prayers and thoughts are with the whole of France at this terrible time.”

November 16, 2015

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