The disabled beggar who crawled on his belly in court is now trapped in jail because charities will not offer him a bed, his lawyer said yesterday. Cheung Sun-wah, 27, whose crutches were confiscated as evidence, is stuck in Stanley Prison awaiting an appeal after lawyers abandoned hope of getting him bail because he has nowhere to go. The Salvation Army could not take him because government-funded organisations were not allowed to help illegal immigrants, lawyer Pam Baker said. The St Stephen's Society also turned down her request to offer the homeless man a bed as it caters for drug addicts. She is now trying to speed up his appeal. 'But by the time we get a hearing he will have served his sentence,' Ms Baker said. The beggar, a polio victim, admitted burning three $100 notes and hitting a policeman with his crutches. He was sentenced to six months in jail after pleading guilty to arson, assaulting a police officer and remaining in Hong Kong illegally. His sentence was originally suspended but Attorney-General Jeremy Mathews said the ruling was too lenient.