POLICEMAN-turned-firefighter Aaron Parmar, from Oldham, is on course to complete 22K running races in memory of the 22 victims of the 2017 Manchester Arena terror attack.

Aaron, aged 33, who worked on the front line in the aftermath of the bombing atrocity has run 18 races so far and will complete his target with the Great Manchester Run on May 22 - the anniversary of the arena attack.

His final race will be in honour of eight-year-old Saffie Roussos, the youngest victim of the bomb and he will run in his full firefighter uniform.

Aaron is getting each race medal engraved with the name of the victim the race was run for and giving all 22 medals away to the victims’ families as a keepsake.

He has passed his target but is desperate to keep raising funds to support the families of those affected.

Aaron said: “I feel quite proud of my accomplishment and am really looking forward to completing the final race. It’s always been about the victims and spreading awareness and getting as many people as I can to think about them and remember them.

"The one positive from all of this is that I’ve now become close with all the families. They really appreciate it and it’s an honour for me to run for their loved ones. It’s really humbling that they’re there supporting me as I cross the finish line.”