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PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A homeless man who pitched a tent in front of Barclays Bank in Huddersfield town centre has spoken for the first time about how he was bowled over by the town's kindness. Dominic Sherwood, 48, whose tent attracted a huge amount of attention during the brief time it was erected in Market Place, said he was moved to tears by two 11-year-old girls who brought him cookies and cheer while their parents watched from a nearby car. He said: "It was a beautiful moment that will always stay with me. There has been plenty of other kindness shown me by strangers too - though I could have done without the drunk guy who almost dislocated my jaw with a punch one night. "I particularly appreciated the remains of someone's KFC bucket and many other gestures shown to me by the people of Huddersfield." Read more: Final moments of three men killed in M606 tragedy heard in court Dominic, who is from Stevenage originally and who has now been housed in a flat at Berry Brow, has two small dogs as he is partially deaf and they help keep him out of harm's way. He said: "I really like the people of Huddersfield. I have had a couple of spells in mental health institutions and suffer from manic depression but the people of Huddersfield have given me renewed hope. "At one time, I had a good thing going in Dewsbury but the police busted me after finding nine cannabis plants that I was cultivating for my mental health and that was that.
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. "I have been as far away as John O'Groats in Scotland, where I was forced out through gangland violence, Dublin, Brighton, Liverpool and Manchester but Huddersfield will always have a special place in my heart."
The tent which has been erected on Market Place in Huddersfield town centre
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And he explained how he came to be in Market Place saying: "I am the homeless man that pitched a tent in the main town square of Huddersfield to embarrass Kirklees Council into housing me. Part of the reason that I didn't hide my homelessness from public gaze was to highlight the massive homeless problem that groups of souls are experiencing in the Kirklees area. "My tent was representative of a large number of people sleeping in the elements against their will and an even greater amount spending their friendship's goodwill living with friends and relatives on made up beds, sofas and floors. Kirklees Council has now temporarily housed me in Holme Park Court, Berry Brow, at a staggering cost to the tax payer of £201.97 per week for a studio property that the council describes as a one-bedroom flat. "I feel incredibly guilty that I am no longer waking up cuddling concrete but so many others still are." READ NEXT Once 'happy-go-lucky' man wrongly named a paedophile by police took his own life Major Huddersfield shopping centre buyout to 'breathe new life into town centre' Burton in Lonsdale helicopter tragedy victims named as pilot Ian MacDonald and 16-year-old boy Admarsu Rotherham mum whose daughter died in labour says Barnsley Hospital staff 'ignored alarm bells' and 'faffed around' Man 'forced into a van' in Sheffield as police launch investigation
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