Homeless hero Stephen Jones gets new apartment after Manchester Arena efforts

Homeless hero gets new apartment after Manchester Arena efforts

The 35-year-old was sleeping near the venue at the time of the blast (Credit: Twitter @SteepleTimes)

Thursday, May 25, 2017

A homeless man who attempted to help out at the scene of the Manchester Arena bombing is to get a new apartment. 

Stephen Jones was nearby when he heard the blast which killed 22 and injured more than 100, and immediately raced to the scene to do what he could to help the victims. 

He was interviewed about his actions on ITV News, and it was this interview which was seen by the co-chairman of West Ham United Football Club, David Sullivan and his son Dave Jr.

Dave Jr. put out an appeal on Twitter, and the two have now managed to get in touch with Jones. 

The pair will pay for six months' rent on an apartment in Manchester, buy him new clothes, and ensure he has food. 

Another local resident in Manchester has offered Jones a job at his company. 

Both Sullivans called Jones' story a "glimmer of hope" in the midst of a tragedy.