The man used a broom to fight the knifeman
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Shopkeeper fights knifeman with broom in Dagenham

CCTV has captured a shop owner from east London using a broom to fight off a knife-wielding man who came into his store and attacked a customer.

The shopkeeper was working in Harrolds Discount Jewellers, in Dagenham, when a man grabbed a female saleswoman and held a knife to her throat.

The owner freed her and avoided the attacker's knife before threatening him with his broom.

The footage of the dramatic incident have been released by the Metropolitan Police - who are appealing for witnesses to the attack, which happened on 21 October.

  • 25 Nov 2011
  • From the section UK