Glenn Tamplin with Richard

Article by The Echo: Glenn Tamplin has said he feels "kicked in the teeth" after the two homeless people he gave jobs at Billericay Town Football Club stole and took drugs.

Glenn offered the two men jobs after seeing them in Billericay High Street earlier this month.

However, he has announced over Twitter that Richard has ransacked the club and stolen and Ray has been using drugs.

He said he did not want to "slag them off" but show how hurt his is by their actions. Speaking to the Echo, he said:

"I'm gutted. We caught Ray taking drugs and sent him to rehab in Southend. Richard was given a job. We bought him clothes, fed him every day, paid him £80 per day wages and he decided he was going to steal the sound system from the changing rooms which was worth about £5,000 as well as anything else he could get his hands on. It is not going to stop me trying to help the homeless. My purpose is to help those less fortunate. The club and community will only grow stronger from this."

He added that he was not going to prosecute Richard as he had just thrown away an opportunity he would never get again and that was punishment enough.

He has since shared a video of Richard leaving with all the bags.

Article by The Echo

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