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Manchester bombing 'hero' charged with stealing credit card

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Photo: Chris Parker. BBC screengrab Photo: Chris Parker. BBC screengrab
LONDON -

A homeless man who was praised for helping victims of the Manchester concert bombing has been charged with stealing a bank card from someone caught up in the attack.

Chris Parker made headlines around the world after describing how he helped comfort people wounded in the May 22 bombing.

A fundraising page set up to help him raised more than 50,000 pounds ($64,000).

Greater Manchester Police say Parker was charged Tuesday with theft, relating to "a bank card being stolen from the Manchester Arena" on May 22.

He is being held in jail until a court appearance on Wednesday in the northwest England city.

Twenty-two people died and more than 200 were injured when a suicide bomber detonated a backpack full of explosives amid crowds leaving an Ariana Grande concert.

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