Homeless hero of Manchester explosion given a home by West Ham boss

PUBLISHED: 13:13 24 May 2017 | UPDATED: 13:25 24 May 2017

"Steve the hero" helped injured and dying victims of the attack. PICTURE: Anas Chowdhury


Steve, the homeless man who rushed to help the victims of the Manchester Arena terrorist attack, now has somewhere to live thanks to West Ham United joint-chairman David Sullivan and son Dave.

David Sullivan, West Ham United joint chairmanDavid Sullivan, West Ham United joint chairman

Steve was sleeping rough nearby when a bomb went off at a concert by pop star Ariana Grande on Monday evening, and tended to children who were hurt in the attack that killed 22 people and left more than 50 injured.

Joint-chairman David Sullivan and son Dave were moved by his heroism, and Dave took 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.

Steve has now been found, and Dave and David are now working out a plan to pay the hero’s rent for the next six months, and also providing him with new clothes and opportunities to find work in the future.

“Dave and myself were both hugely impressed by the bravery shown by Steve, the emergency services and all those who rushed to the aid of those affected by the Manchester attack,” said David.

“This was a terrible incident, but the response of the people of Manchester has been one of bravery, togetherness and resilience – the hallmarks of what makes Britain such a fantastic place.

“Steve was just one of hundreds of people who forgot about their own safety and rushed to the aid of others, and we were both moved by his story.”

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