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(From Bristol Evening Post)
Thousands of Bristol children went back to school this week after the long summer break. For Shae Thomas, the event marked another step in her battle to return to a normal life. Shae was the victim of an horrific firebomb attack a year ago, which left her badly scarred. Repor ter SIMON PEEVERS speaks to her mum about how her daughter has coped.
AYEAR ago, Shae Thomas lay in an intensive care unit after being badly burned when the shop she was in was fire bombed.
Shae, now seven, first returned to school in February but started a new term this week after a year in her life that she will never forget - as much because of the psychological scars as the physical damage she has suffered .
Shae and her mother Cherra Johnson were in a shop in Birmingham on August 27 last year when a petrol bomb was thrown into the doorway.
Asa Lawrence was later arrested for the offence and is currently serving a life sentence for the attack at TK Maxx fashion store in Perry Bar.
Neither Cherra nor Shae had any connection …