A homeless man who found an unusual insect is asking the public to help him identify it.



Tony Porter had spent the night in Manchester when he spotted the creature - which he initially suspected was dead.

He said: ''I found it this morning. I was walking up the street. I've called it Jeffrey the creature.

''I thought bloody hell. I have never seen anything like that in our country. It was on its last legs. It was about to die.''

The creature sadly passed shortly after Porter's discovery but he remains determined to find out what it is.

He added: ''I have asked a few people what it is and not one person can tell me what it is. People said 'it shouldn't be in this country'.

''Someone said it looks like an Egyptian beetle. I want someone to tell me what it is.

''It's got different colours on it.''