A hen party kicked off a flight for wearing "Bitches on Tour" T-shirts have been caught up in the Las Vegas shootings on a holiday paid for by Sir Richard Branson.

The Virgin boss said he wanted to help out bride-to-be Emma Green, 35, who had her hen party "ruined" when they were booted off a flight to to Majorca in May.

The millionaire tycoon reserved 18 seats on a Virgin Atlantic service from London Gatwick to Las Vegas to help deliver the group the hen-party of their dreams.

But the girls ended up in a hotel just a mile from Sunday's massacre, which saw 59 people killed and over 520 injured by crazed gunman Stephen Paddock.

The attack, near the Mandalay Bay, was one of the deadliest mass shootings in modern American history after shots were fired at a crowd of 22,000 people.

One member of the group said they were caught up in the aftermath of the attack and watched the horror unfold from their window of The Tropicana Hotel.

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A member of the group said: "It's been so very scary we can see it all unfolding from our hotel window.

"Our hotel was on lock down and we were told to stay in the rooms. It's awful."

The women hit headlines when they were refused entry to a flight from East Midlands Airport because of their offensive T-shirts.

They were subsequently offered a free trip to Vegas by the Virgin founder.

Speaking at the time, social worker Emma, of Leicester, said "I've gone from having the worst hen-do ever to what will surely end up being the best I could have ever imagined.

"I can't thank Sir Richard enough, he's a legend. I can finally have the hen party I've been dreaming of.

"We're just normal hard working women and would never have been able to have the opportunity to have done something this, so we really appreciate the offer."

A spokesperson for Virgin Holidays said: "Our hearts go out to everyone involved in the shooting in Las Vegas and the safety of our customers is our top priority.

"Our in resort teams are working hard to contact all customers to account for their whereabouts and ensure their safety.

"We will look to move any affected customers to alternative accommodation and any customers who wish to discuss their Las Vegas travel plans should contact Virgin Holidays directly on 0344 557 8820".

Sir Branson said the hen party being kicked off the flight reminded him of the obscenity case he faced when he released the Sex Pistols single 'Never Mind The B******s.'

He said: "When we released the Sex Pistols' classic record, we were arrested over its colourful title.

"We want to help these ladies, 40 years on, enjoy their hen do after they were kicked off their flight over a word on their T-shirts."