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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Ben Heney, The Heartless thief that robbed a woman as she lay dying after 80ft fall from multi-storey car park - 19th May 2011

A sick thief who robbed a young woman as she lay dying in the street after plunging 80 feet from the top of a multi storey car was behind bars tonight.

Ben Heney, 23, sneaked up to the 22-year-old victim and grabbed her mobile phone after he spotted her as she lay in the road with fatal multiple injuries.

As she was rushed to hospital, Heney sold the Samsung phone on the black market for just £20.

The woman, who has not been named, later died from her injuries.

Today, just 24 hours after the callous raid, Heney, of Fulton Court, Hulme, Manchester, admitted theft and was jailed for 12 weeks.

Manchester magistrates were told the incident occurred at 12.45am on Wednesday May 18 after the woman fell from the car park at the back of Chorlton Street coach station in Manchester city centre.

Police were called to the scene but before they arrived Heney went up to the woman as she was being helped by another member of the public. He grabbed the phone but was spotted by CCTV operators and his description was circulated to police.

He was arrested in the same area at about 4pm that day. The phone, with a dark purple touch screen, has not been recovered. Police are now trying to find the device so the woman's family can call her friends to tell them about the tragedy.

The woman's death is not being treated as suspicious and the case has been passed onto a coroner. Read More