A homeless man who was hailed a hero following the bombing of Ariana Grande’s Manchester Arena concert has admitted stealing from victims.
Chris Parker, who received global acclaim after helping victims of the blast, plead guilty to two counts of theft and one count of fraud in Manchester Crown Court this week.
CCTV footage from the arena showed Parker wandering between stricken and dying victims bleeding on the floor. He’s seen leaning over the body of Pauline Healy, taking her handbag to steal her purse.
22 people were killed when suicide bomber Salman Abedi, 22, detonated a device at the end of an Ariana Grande concert on May 22 last year.
More than 50,000 pounds was raised for Parker as part of crowdfunding efforts following the attack after he told stories of rushing to help the victims. He never received the money.