'Smirking' McDonald's worker throws bucket of water under homeless teen

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A UK McDonald's has been forced to apologise after a "smirking" worker threw a bucket of water under a homeless teenager.

Nineteen-year-old Georgia Kenny was left without a home after her relationship broke down, and chose the spot outside the fast food restaurant in Leicester as she feels safe there. But on Friday morning (local time) she woke up soaking wet after a staff member's cruel actions.

"I woke up and could feel wet on the back of my leg. This [worker] was pouring a large bucket of water under me, wetting my sleeping bag and all my clothes," she told the Leicester Mercury.

"I told him he could have woken me up first and get me to move instead of doing it while I was sleeping."

She's now hoping her belongings dry out in time before she spends another cold night on the streets.

"It was very cold this morning and now I have to stay in wet things all day and hope my sleeping bag and blanket dries out before tonight," she told the Leicester Mercury.

The event was witnessed by several people passing by, who say they have reported it to the police.

"I could see the pavement was wet and as I got closer to McDonalds this guy smirked and chucked the water under the rough sleeper. He did not try and wake her up," council worker Simon Clayton told the Leicester Mercury.

While McDonald's has apologised to Kenny, they also say she was asked to move.

"We apologise for this incident," a spokesperson said.

"Although the person in question was asked to move by a crew member initially, we appreciate that more consideration needs to be shown in the future and we are addressing the matter with the employees involved."

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