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Pensioner tackles betting shop knifeman in Bath

Police have released CCTV footage of the moment customers, including a 75-year-old man, wrestled a knife-wielding robber to the floor.

Darren Burke, 39, was jailed for four years on Friday after admitting the robbery at a Ladbrokes betting shop in Bath on 24 June.

Bristol Crown Court heard how he leaped over the counter to grab £3,200.

But Burke's escape was blocked by a member of staff and three customers, including Peter Greensides, 75.

Burke, of no fixed abode, was arrested at the scene.

Mr Greensides, from Bath, said: "I do not think I am a hero. Adrenalin just kicked in.

"Afterwards I felt a bit shaken up, and had bruised my knees and back."

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