Funds flow for Melbourne homeless ‘trolleyman’ hero

More than $114,000 has been raised for a brave homeless man in Melbourne dubbed “trolleyman” who helped police during the Bourke Street terror attack.

Michael Rogers, 46, used a shopping trolley to ram Hassan Khalif Shire Ali as police officers tried to disarm the Somali-born radical before fatally shooting him on Friday.

“I threw the trolley straight at him, and I got him. I didn’t quite get him down, though. I’m no hero,” Mr Rogers told Seven News.

More than 4,000 people have donated to the online fundraising effort since it was launched by registered charity Melbourne Homeless Collective on Saturday.

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