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Owner Of West Ham United Vows To Pay Homeless Man’s Rent After Manchester Bombing Heroics


via West Ham United Twitter

The owner of West Ham United, a soccer team in the English Premier, has vowed to pay for a homeless man’s rent for six months to thank him for helping the victims of the Manchester suicide bombing at the Ariana Grande concert.

In an interview, Stephen Jones, who is homeless, revealed how he pulled nails out of a young girl’s face after terrorist Salman Abedi killed 22 people and injured 119 when he detonated a nail bomb at the end of an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena.

Jones, who had been sleeping nearby the Manchester arena, recalled the horrifying scene as children covered in blood began running out of the arena, ‘leaving behind lifeless bodies surrounded by hysterical mothers.’

Jones, who has been homeless for over a year and used to work as a bricklayer, said he also tended to a woman aged in her 60s who died in his arms.

Now, West Ham’s co-chairman David Sullivan and his son Dave Jr. have revealed they want to repay Jones, 35, for his heroic actions.

via WHUFC:

A homeless hero who rushed to the aid of the victims of the Manchester terrorist attack now has somewhere to live thanks to West Ham United Joint-Chairman David Sullivan and son Dave.

The Joint-Chairman and his eldest son were moved by reports of a man named Steve, who was sleeping rough near Manchester Arena when a bomb went off at a concert being given by American singer Ariana Grande on Monday evening. Steve quickly rushed to the scene, where he tended to children hurt in the horrific incident which left 22 people dead and more than 50 injured.

His selfless act was recognised by the Sullivans, with Dave taking to social media in an attempt to locate Steve and find him a home, with the offer of paying his rent for the next six months. Hours later, Steve had been found, and the Joint-Chairman and his son are now working out a plan to pay the hero’s rent for the next six months, while also providing him with new clothes and opportunities to find work in the future.


Furthermore, a JustGiving page set up to raise funds for Jones has raised nearly £18,000.

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