Thousands back campaign to get One Direction to visit Alton Towers crash victim Leah Washington

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Thousands of people are backing an online campaign to get boyband One Direction to visit Alton Towers crash victim Leah Washington.

The 17-year-old from Barnsley, whose left leg has been amputated above the knee as a result of the crash, had been meant to see the group in concert at the Capital FM Summertime Ball in London last weekend.

Some of the teenager’s friends have posted messages online calling for the band to visit or contact her.

Louis Tomlimson, who is originally from Doncaster, has already been in touch with her over Twitter, sending her a message saying: “Thinking about you Leah & hoping you are home in South Yorkshire soon Xx”

The hashtag #Get1DToLeah is being used on Twitter to promote the campaign, while a message on Facebook has been shared by more than 14,000 people.

Leah’s friend Sara Stuart, who has started the campaign, said on Facebook: “She is a huge fan of One Direction and had tickets to go see them at Capitals Summertime Ball however was obviously unable to attend.

Louis Tomlinson has contacted Alton Towers crash victim Leah Washington

Louis Tomlinson has contacted Alton Towers crash victim Leah Washington

“As any Directioner would understand this was a big deal to her and she was so upset.

“She has seen them on many occasions and he hospital room is full of posters of them!

“I know this is a long shot and they must get lots of requests but it would really make Leah’s day and aid her recovery if they could visit her or contact her in any way!

“Thank you for all your support.”

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