Homeless man hailed a hero after Manchester bombing admits he stole from victims 

Chris Parker, a homeless man lauded for helping victims of last year’s Manchester Arena bombing has admitted that he stole from them, reports Caitlyn Hitt in the New York Daily News.

Parker stole a handbag belonging to Pauline Healey, who lost her granddaughter and was seriously injured by the bomb. His rifling through the bag was caught on camera.

He has also tried to sell his photos of the aftermath of the attack to journalists.

More than £50,000 was crowd-funded for Parker after he talked to journalists about helping victims. He did not receive the money.

He failed to appear in court and was arrested. He will be sentenced on January 30, 2018.

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