Homeless Manchester bombing ‘hero’ pleads guilty to stealing injured woman’s purse

A homeless gentleman hailed as a hero once the Manchester Arena bombing pleaded guilty to stealing from a number of the victims he allegedly served.

In a Manchester court docket Wednesday, Chris Parker, 33, admitted to thieving a handbag belonging to Pauline Healey, a lady who was very seriously injured through the May well 22 attack. He then allegedly used her bank card in a nearby McDonald’s.

Healy may be the grandmother of 14-year-old Sorrell Leczkowski, who died over the assault. Parker also admitted thieving a mobile phone belonging into the teenage lady, The Guardian claimed.

Parker was hailed a hero immediately after he explained to journalists he rushed that can help the victims outside of your Ariana Grande live performance. However, his claims have been proven false when surveillance footage from your arena showed him rifling via Healey’s bag as her granddaughter lay dying.

A GoFundMe campaign put in place for him inside the aftermath on the attack lifted over $65,000, nevertheless he never received the money immediately after he was arrested in August.

According towards the Guardian, Parker was due to face trial on Tuesday but unsuccessful to show up.

His digital tag was found in an empty soup tin outside his bail hostel in Halifax and an arrest warrant was issued.

Law enforcement found Parker hiding inside of a loft in Halifax early Wednesday morning.