This is the terrifying moment a hero shopkeeper put a knife-wielding thug in a headlock after being slashed eight times with a blade.
Barry Crawley, 38, was working at his family-run newsagents when Alan Thomson, 25, burst into the store and began attacking him with a kitchen knife on October 9 last year. The assault was captured on CCTV and shows the shopkeeper wrestling with Thomson before police arrived at the Newsagents in Govan, Glasgow. The hero shopkeeper said, ‘I was doing my money and my head was down at the counter.
Mr Crawley eventually managed get his attacker in a headlock – causing Thompson to drop his weapon. Mr Crawley pinned Thomson, who was wearing a scarf over his face, to the floor until the police arrived eight minutes later.
The two men were taken to hospital where Mr Crawley was treated for a broken elbow, a severed thumb and cuts to his head, chest and leg. Speaking after the attack, he said that no longer has feeling in his thumb due to nerve and tendon damage and is now in ‘constant pain’.
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