'You were not the hero you pretended to be'... Judge slams homeless 'thief' who stole from Manchester bomb victims



Homeless Chris Parker, who stole from victims of the Manchester Arena bombing, has been jailed at Manchester Crown Court for four years and three months.
Judge David Hernandez told Parker: "You were not the hero you pretended to be, you were just a common thief.
"It is hard to contemplate a more reprehensible set of circumstances."
Chris Parker claimed to have helped some of those injured in the attack and was initially hailed a hero, with more than £50,000 being raised by the public to help the rough sleeper.
But CCTV recovered by police showed him wandering the foyer of the... read more

 
30 January 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 25
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