A homeless man has received an outpouring of support after he was reportedly attacked by a gang of kids, reports the Liverpool Echo.
The Echo reported on Sunday that Tracey Britton found the man called Mark, ‘with tears in his eyes’ outside Aldi on Queens Drive in West Derby as he told her what had happened. Mark told Tracey he was beaten up by a gang of kids on Friday, June 11, who filmed the attack and left him with a black eye and broken ribs.
After Mark told her what happened, Tracey posted on Facebook in the hope of getting him some help. People across the city shared their shock and disgust at the news as many people said they were keen to try and help him. In a bid to do this, Tracey and a few others have set up a GoFundMe page which has now raised more than £1,00 in donations.
A spokesperson from the Whitechapel Centre said they are aware of the incident and their outreach team has been out looking for Mark. They said: “We absolutely are aware of it and we’re trying to make contact to see if we can support him in any way.”
Anyone who is concerned about someone who is sleeping rough can call the Whitechapel Centre’s 24-hour Always Help Available helpline on 0300 123 2041. Always dial 999 in an emergency.