Trial of '˜homeless hero' accused of theft after Manchester bomb attack adjourned

The trial has been adjourned of a homeless man who was hailed for his actions at the scene of the Manchester Arena bombing but then accused of stealing a purse and mobile phone from victims of the attack.


Chris Parker, 33, allegedly took the purse of Pauline Healey as her granddaughter, Sorrell Leczkowski, 14, lay dying yards away.

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He is also accused of taking a mobile phone belonging to a teenage girl who cannot be named because of her age.

On Tuesday, sitting at Manchester Crown Court, Judge David Hernandez adjourned Parker’s trial until Wednesday.