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David Sullivan, the owner of the Premier League Football side, West Ham United has offered his support to a man who helped the victims of the Manchester attack.

Homeless man Stephen Jones, 35, has recalled the haunting moment he pulled nails and shards of glass from the faces of dying children in wake of Manchester Arena terror attack

Stephen Jones who was sleeping near the stadium said that he pulled the nails out of a little girl’s face after the explosion at the end of the Ariana Grande concert. He recalled that children were covered blood and began to run out of the arena.

Chris Parker, described cradling a young girl who had lost both of her legs as he waited for paramedics to arrive, is pictured here as a boy

Chris Parker, another homeless man revealed that he helped a young girl who was separated from her parents, unfortunately she also lost her legs in the blast.

Now West Ham’s co-chairman David Sullivan and his son Dave Jnr have revealed they want to help reward Mr Jones, 35, for his selfless actions – while Mr Parker’s estranged mother has come forward to say she wants to be reunited with her hero son

Dave Jnr tweeted: ‘Me and dad want to rent the homeless man in Manchester a house for 6 months to help him get on his feet’

West Ham’s Co-chairman David Sullivan and his son Dave Jnr have come forward to help Mr Jones, 35, for his selfless act, While, Mr Parker’s mother wants to reunite with his son.

With the help of social media and Manchester’s Booth Centre, the man was tracked down.

Dave Jnr wrote: ‘WE HAVE FOUND STEVE! Shows the power for good social media has. Thank you to all those involved, you have helped change a mans life.’

Dave Jnr tweeted: ‘Me and dad want to rent the homeless man in Manchester a house for 6 months to help him get on his feet’

Meanwhile, Mr Parker’s mother, Jessica, contacted M.E.N after hearing the story of her son through Facebook. She revealed that she had no idea that he was homeless after losing his contact a few years ago.

Jessica Parker – her son Chris helped victims of the terrorist attack in Manchester

The 57-year-old lady has asked for help to be reunited with her son. Jessica lost touch with Chris some years ago – and had no idea he was sleeping rough on the streets of Manchester.

She told the M.E.N: ‘Chris sporadically gets in touch, but I haven’t heard from him for a while. When I saw the story about what he had done and how brave he had been, I was floored. I was so proud.

‘I thought ‘that’s my boy’. I just want to talk to him – and I want to meet up with him. I was totally shocked when I saw the stories about Chris, but I knew it was something he’d do.

‘He’s fallen on hard times, but he has a heart of gold. I’m so proud of how brave he was trying to help people.’

A police officer comforts a woman outside the Manchester Arena following the terror attack

Mr Jones who has been homeless for over a year who used to work as a brick layer opened up about the unfortunate events.

‘We were having to pull nails and bits of glass out of their arms and faces,’ he told ITV News. ‘We haven’t slept most of the night because of what we’ve seen.’

‘I wouldn’t have been able to live with myself if I’d just walked away. Just because I’m homeless, it doesn’t mean I haven’t got a heart.

‘There’s a lot of good people in Manchester who help us out and we need to give back too. I’d like to think someone would come and help me if I needed the help.’

Mr Parker selflessly raced towards the blast and described holding a young girl who had lost both of her legs while he waited for paramedics to arrive.

‘It knocked me to the floor and then I got up and instead of running away my gut instinct was to run back and try and help,’ he told the Press Association.

‘There was people lying on the floor everywhere. I saw a little girl – she had no legs. I wrapped her in one of the merchandise T-shirts and I said ‘where is your mum and daddy?’ She said ‘my dad is at work, my mum is up there.’

A suicide bomber detonated an improvised device inside Manchester Arena on Tuesday night, killing at least 22 people and injuring 119. A man is pictured holding onto a young girl outside the stadium after explosion

Mr Parker revealed that he also helped a 60-year old woman who was badly hurt with serious leg and head injuries.

He said: ‘She passed away in my arms. She was in her 60s and said she had been with her family. I haven’t stopped crying. The most shocking part of it is that it was a kids’ concert.

A Just Giving page was set up to help the victims and in less than two hours, more than 20,000 pounds were raised. By 10pm last night that figure had reached a staggering £740,000 – after just 12 hours, it included £100,000 pledged by Fashion brand Boohoo.

A fundraiser set up to help Mr Jones get back on his feet had raised over £25,000 as of midnight on Tuesday, with thousands of supporters commending his bravery.

A crowdfunding page has also been set up for Mr Parker, which had raised over £21,000 as of midnight on Tuesday.

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