Debenhams soak homeless man on Boxing Day – ruin his clothes, donated food | Pride’s Purge

This is the UK in the 21st century: A population so conditioned by the rantings of a bigoted Tory Government and a bigoted right-wing media that they think it is acceptable to assault another person because he doesn’t have a place to live.

Who were these Debenhams security guards and when will they appear in court to pay for this crime?

UPDATE: Debenhams now claim the soaking of a homeless man by a store security guard who then laughed and said the man deserved it – was “an unfortunate accident”.

Posted on Facebook yesterday evening:

What have we become in the UK – a nation of bullies?

For those asking, it was Debenhams in Portsmouth.

Source: Debenhams soak homeless man on Boxing Day – ruin his clothes, donated food | Pride’s Purge

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14 thoughts on “Debenhams soak homeless man on Boxing Day – ruin his clothes, donated food | Pride’s Purge

  1. joanna

    If this happened it is beyond disgusting but, I am asking the same question many others are asking, how does someone who is homeless post online? Internet connection on a smartphone still costs money.

    I am not being or trying to be nasty asking this, I don’t understand what facilities homeless people still have.

    1. John

      Interesting that Mike hasn’t replied to this, and simply posted, but perhaps I could give you one possibility? Is it not possible that the homeless man (Russell), might happen to know someone who CAN post comments FOR him on FB?
      Could he not of gone into a local library (if there’s any left), and used their computers to do it?

    2. Louise

      I know a homeless gentleman. He is homeless due to the passing of his wife, children moving out and bedroom tax being charged, causing debt even though he is long term Ill. Anyhow he had a phone before being made homeless which is now his lifeline. He goes to macdonalds early in the morning and purchases a coffee, uses the toilet and freshens himself up with wetwipes. Macdonalds have plug sockets dotted around their restaurants for hoovers etc. The staff allow him to charge his phone while drinking his coffee and using their wifi (he isn’t on social media sites but does look through the newspaper sites etc to keep up with the news) he also charges it at the library. A human being with a little compassion can help the vulnerable by offering the facilities that are needed, others question how they could possibly have two braincells to rub together being homeless and all to use something that only a person with a roof over their head is entitled to such as free public wifi. Also, every person in England is entitled to benefits if they don’t work, so if they don’t have an address, as long as they have a care of address, they’re entitled to around £70 per week if they’re looking for work not enough to save for a deposit on a home but enough to feed themselves and purchase toiletries etc.

    3. pipsterish

      If you belong to a library you can get internet access there for free. I’d also imagine libraries are a good place to get out of the cold for a short while.

  2. PJB

    This is camerun and the Tory asses are responsible for all the hatred of those who are homeless and jobless, those who are sick and/or disabled. They have turned Britain into a cold dark place for everyone, those who have mental health issues, personally I have Vascular Dementia and several physical disabilities, for those who don’t have and it’s been proved.

  3. Linda

    I am so sorry that he was treated this way when he and his dog were in a difficult situation made many times worse by another human. I wish the homeless man and his dog well and hope the people of Portsmouth show h and his dog kindness.The criel man who dod this meeds to look at his own soul state.

  4. Dez

    Interesting to know if the security contract was with Debenhams own Security staff or subbed out to one the main Security stars such as G4S trying out crowd control techniques.

  5. NMac

    I have written a strong letter of complaint to Debenhams Head Office and asked them to provide me with a full explanation. I have also threatened to cease shopping at their store. Await the outcome with interest.

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