Tuesday 21 November 2017

Watch: West Ham owner vows to help homeless hero who rushed to help children after Manchester attack

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

West Ham co-owner David Sullivan says he will give six months free accommodation and money to a homeless man who rushed to help children after the Manchester bomb attack on Monday night.

Stephen Jones was sleeping near the Manchester Arena when the attack took place, and quickly came to the aid of many injured children. Speaking to ITV, Jones recounted what happened and poignantly told the station:

"Just because I'm homeless it doesn't mean I'm not human."

Sullivan was a guest on BBC 5 Live and was moved by the gesture, making a public appeal to find Jones so that he could help him by offering him six months free accommodation and some money.

There was also a fundraising page set up for Jones online, and in an uplifting bit of news amid the tragedy, Sullivan's son confirmed on social media that they had made contact with Jones.

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