A student who burned a £20 note in front of a homeless man has been expelled from Cambridge university’s Conservative society.
The disgusting incident took place when Ronald Coyne was seen in a Snapchat video wearing a tuxedo and struggling to set the cash (worth around €25) on fire in front of the homeless person who was trying to sleep in a doorway.
The thug’s act has been condemned by his society, university, friends and his mother.
She said that her son “feels really bad” about what he did and has volunteered at a homeless shelter for the next two years to make up for it.
George Clarke, founder of a local homelessness charity, Embrace Cambridge, said:
“There is a disturbing precedent for intoxicated students to abuse rough sleepers in the city, but as well as calling out this disgraceful behavior wherever we find it, we can and should remember that there is a real heart for charity at this university too,”.
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