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Manchester Arena attack: homeless 'hero' who stole from victims to be sentenced

Chris Parker was initially dubbed a hero after claiming he comforted a seriously injured girl. Photo: MEN Media

A homeless man who stole from victims of the Manchester Arena attack is to be sentenced today.

Chris Parker was initially dubbed a hero after claiming he comforted a seriously injured girl.

CCTV footage played to Manchester Crown Court showed him wandering between victims, taking personal belongings.

CCTV footage showed paramedics and police trying to resuscitate victims close by as Parker took personal belongings. Credit: ITV News

He also used a bank card taken from a victim.

Earlier this month Chris Parker pleaded guilty to two counts of theft and one of fraud.