Knife victim: 'Martial arts saved my life'
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Knife victim stabbed 12 times says martial arts saved him

A man who was stabbed 12 times in a city street says his martial arts training saved his life.

Will Flint was repeatedly stabbed at a cash machine in Birmingham during the early hours of New Year's Day. He suffered a dozen separate wounds.

Mr Flint had gone to the aid of a woman who was being attacked.

"I spoke to the man but almost immediately he pulled a knife and began stabbing me," said the 27-year-old.

"I have had some martial arts training and managed to deflect some of the blows. Without that I'm not sure I would still be alive."

  • 15 Feb 2017