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A homeless man whose sleeping bag was soaked with dirty water and 'bleach' by a McDonald's security guard has said he could not sleep because his bedding was so wet on a freezing night as he demanded an apology from the fast food chain.
Aaron McCarthy was sitting outside a Nationwide bank branch next door to the McDonald's on Victoria Street, London, on Saturday night when he was asked to move by security guards, who he claimed became aggressive when he refused.
Footage uploaded to social media shows a security guard mopping the floor next to where the 25-year-old was sitting, prompting furious backlash from passers-by.
Recalling Saturday night's attack from his still-sodden sleeping bag, Mr McCarthy, from Limerick in Ireland, told The Sun: 'They do it on purpose to keep homeless people away but they mop this bit which isn't even their business. They can't be doing that.
'I couldn't even sleep that night because my stuff was soaked. Some of it is still damp now. That water had bleach in it. It was cold water and it's winter. I could've died.'
Footage shared to social media shows a man in a high-viz jacket shamelessly wetting the area where a homeless man was camped out
McDonald's has since apologised for the incident that emerged on X today and said the workers, employed via a third party, have already been removed from the restaurant
A McDonald's worker was shamed today after mopping the pavement and soaking a homeless man's sleeping bag in front of horrified customers
Mr McCarthy, who called the security guard 'heartless', said he has PTSD and has slept rough since he was 18. Describing his life as 'f****** hard', he said he has been stabbed, had bricks smashed over his head and been mugged as he slept.
He said he receives a £700 per month Personal Independence Payment and recently had his Universal Credit reduced. The Irishman said he had