Disturbing footage of a homeless man who had been covered in spray paint by a passer-by has sparked outrage on social media.
The eight second clip was posted on Facebook and shows the man coated in the paint as he sat against a wall near a Tesco Express store in Normanby, Teesside.
A thug can be heard saying on the video: "This is how we deal with the beggars on the street" and claimed he "wasn't even a real beggar".
TeessideLive have since spoken to the homeless man, who promised that he was 'genuinely homeless' and was still wearing the stained trousers to prove it.
He said: "I'm stuck as I am for now."