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Homeless Man Hailed As Hero After Manchester Bombings Convicted Of Stealing From Victims

By Collin Gossel

After the Manchester Arena bombing in May 2017, people celebrated Chris Parker as a hero. Parker, a local homeless man, had reportedly risked his life running toward the blast "to help remove nails from the arms and faces of wounded children." Sources claimed he even elevated the legs of a wounded woman to stop her bleeding. Now, however, it seems Parker's heroism might not have been as clear cut as people believed.

On Wednesday, Parker pleaded guilty to stealing from some bombing victims as they lay incapacitated on the ground.

Parker pleaded guilty to two counts of theft and one of fraud after CCTV footage showed him wandering between victims, taking possessions. He stole a woman's handbag and took several pictures of various bodies that he would later sell to the media. 

The judge scheduled Parker's sentencing for January 30, and told him to expect prison time.