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Trial of ‘homeless hero’ accused of theft after Manchester bomb attack adjourned

PUBLISHED: 13:34 02 January 2018 | UPDATED: 13:34 02 January 2018

Chris Parker as a teeanger. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017

Chris Parker as a teeanger. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017

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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.

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.

Mr Parker was hailed as a hero after the attack and was reunited with his estranged mother Jessica Parker, who lives in Norwich.

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