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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood writes crime and policing news and graduated Teesside Uni with a degree in Crime & Investigation.

A homeless man who pretended he was helping to save victims of the Manchester terror attacks was actually emptying their bags & pockets with anything he could quickly grab.

He was not a hero he was just a common thief pretending to be the good guy.

Chris Parker the homeless hero of the Manchester terror attack has been jailed for more than 4 years after being found guilty of stealing from the victims of the attack.

As he was sentenced Parker was told that he “was not the hero” he pretended to be in the days following the terror attack.

Parker aged 33 admitted stealing a purse and a mobile phone from two victims of the terror attack which happened at the Manchester Arena on May 22nd 2017.

Parker claimed he had been helping to treat the injured and attempted to save those who sadly died.

In fact he was stealing from them, emptying their bags and pockets with anything he could quickly grab.

The attack killed 22 people and injured over 500, Members of the public pulled together and raised over £50K for the homeless rough sleeper.

He will now serve four years and three months in jail for two counts of theft and one count of fraud.

 

Sentencing Parker, Judge David Hernandez told him: “You were not the hero you pretended to be, you were just a common thief.

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