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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

'A sickening, vile act': Disgusting moment reveller offers takeaway food to homeless man then throws it in his face in front of laughing onlookers

A video of a drunken reveller offering a homeless man takeaway food before throwing it into his face has emerged.    
In the clip, which was shared on social media, a man wearing a Calvin Klein shirt walks up to another man, believed to be homeless, in Cheapside, Derby, on Sunday morning.
He offers the homeless man his kebab and chips then looks towards the camera where his friend is filming before slamming the takeaway box into his face. Loaded: 0%
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In the clip a man wearing a Calvin Klein shirt and jeans walk up to another man, believed to be homeless, in Cheapside, Derby, on Sunday morning

In the clip a man wearing a Calvin Klein shirt and jeans walk up to another man, believed to be homeless, in Cheapside, Derby, on Sunday morning
The victim, wearing a hat and green coat, stumbles forward after the blow as uncontrollable laughter can be heard from the group filming.
The clip has been shared more than 1,000 times and has been heavily condemned by Facebook users.
But Callum Asycough-Burton, who filmed the video on Snapchat, said he 'deeply regretted' the incident.
He wrote on social media: 'I will be honest, I had no idea what he was going to do...and I was very drunk which I have apologised for and do deeply regret.
'I have nothing to do with the guy in the video and plan not to. I am not a bad person and have made a silly drunken mistake.'
He told Derbyshire Live: 'I was out in the town and I'll be honest, I had a few drinks when someone came up to me and asked me to start recording. I didn't know what he was going to do.
He offers the homeless man his kebab and chips then looks towards the camera where his friend is filming before slamming the takeaway box into his face

He offers the homeless man his kebab and chips then looks towards the camera where his friend is filming before slamming the takeaway box into his face

He offers the homeless man his kebab and chips then looks towards the camera where his friend is filming before slamming the takeaway box into his face
'What happened happened and I'll admit I did laugh, but now I wish I didn't.
'I want to send my apologies to the homeless man who it happened to.'
Now, a homeless charity in Derby has offered to help the man and find him somewhere to stay.
Phil Ingall, strategic director at Pace Housing, which provides housing for disadvantaged people in the city, said he would try and find the victim and get him help.
He said: 'I was sickened to see this vile act from one human to another, it makes me want to work harder to eliminate homelessness from the streets of Derby. 
The victim, wearing a hat and green coat, stumbles forward after the blow as uncontrollable laughter can be heard from the group filming

The victim, wearing a hat and green coat, stumbles forward after the blow as uncontrollable laughter can be heard from the group filming

The victim, wearing a hat and green coat, stumbles forward after the blow as uncontrollable laughter can be heard from the group filming
'I will be going out later today to try and reach out to this man.' 
People have been taking to social media to share their disapproval of the video, originally shared on Snapchat.
One user on Facebook wrote: 'Instead off trying to find the idiot who did this, can some one please tell me the homeless guy's name and where he lives on the street so I can buy him some food?' 
Another user said: 'Why would you even do that to someone? And recording as well? Instead of slapping food in his face, why don't you give him money or buy him food? #karma'.  
One user wrote: 'Disgusting behaviour! What a cruel act, that's not something to laugh at. I hope the good people in the city will give the young homeless lad the support he needs.'  
And another user said: 'What a waste of space. And the person recording and laughing is no better.'  

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