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Funds flow for Melbourne 'trolleyman' hero

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Victoria Police Deputy Commissioner Shane Patton (AAP Image/Joe Castro)

More than 100,000 has been raised for a brave homeless man in Melbourne dubbed "trolleyman" who helped police during the Bourke Street terror attack.

By 8am on Monday, more than $101,000 had been raised for Michael Rogers, 46, who 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.

More than 3600 people have donated to the online fundraising effort since it was launched by registered charity Melbourne Homeless Collective on Saturday, more than doubling its $45,000 target.

Victoria Police Deputy Commissioner Shane Patton said Mr Rogers' help was "greatly appreciated" by the police on the scene on Friday.

"There's no doubt he acted bravely," he told ABC radio.

"His assistance was greatly appreciated."

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