'Homeless hero' who stole phones from Manchester bombing victims, cancelled calls and replied 'sorry can't talk now' to loved ones desperately trying to get hold of their injured families is jailed for four years

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'Homeless hero' who stole phones from Manchester bombing victims, cancelled calls and replied 'sorry can't talk now' to loved ones desperately trying to get hold of their injured families is jailed for four years

Post by HoratioTarr on Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:23 pm


Homeless man Chris Parker stole from the victims of Manchester Arena attack
The 33-year-old shamelessly went through people's bag during after the atrocity
Parker took phones and said 'sorry can't talk now' when loved ones got in touch
He was jailed for four years and three months and told 'you are a common thief'


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5329787/Homeless-hero-stole-phones-Manchester-Bomb-victims.html
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Post by HoratioTarr on Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:25 pm

A heartbreaking victim impact statement was read out in court today which was written by the mother of a girl whose phone was stolen by Parker.

She spoke of the frustration caused as people tried to ring her daughters phone to find out how she was.

Parker declined calls made to the phone and sent a message back saying: 'Sorry I can't speak right now.'

Following the attack a GoFundMe web page was opened by wellwishers who wanted to raise money for him in the mistaken belief he had acted that night 'selflessly and heroically'.

In total, £52,589 was donated to the page for Parker but when the truth emerged all the money was returned back to those who had donated.

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Post by HoratioTarr on Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:27 pm

As well as admitting two counts of theft, Parker admitted one count of fraud after using Mrs Healey's bank card at a McDonald's in Manchester three times between May 23 and May 26.

In a victim impact statement, Mrs Healey said: 'His sole intention that evening was to take advantage of the seriously injured and dying victims of the bombing in order to make money for himself.

'The actions of this man are truly deplorable and have detracted my focus from my own health and from supporting my family in the way that I need to.

'Chris Parker has added further pain, difficulties and upset for us to cope with - things we really didn't need to be dealing with at this difficult time.

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Post by Syl on Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:33 pm

It was a horrible way to act.
Posing as a hero later, when he knew he was the exact opposite.

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Post by Cass on Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:38 pm

Good. He has plenty of time to sit and think about what he did. Hope he realizes the enormous pain he caused. Scumbag.

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Post by magica on Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:12 pm

What a nasty, greedy thief he is.

Robbing injured and dead people, is the pits. People called him a hero as they thought he was helping, instead he was helping himself. They even raised money for him.

Hope he gets his in prison.


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Post by Syl on Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:53 pm

HoratioTarr wrote:Yeah but those people didn't need that money or their belongings Rolling Eyes

Yeah...that wasn't a nice conversation to have had on here.
Thankfully, the law doesn't see it that way.

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