• Wednesday, October 05, 2022


Grandmother fights off thieves in her newsagent with steel chair

Hamalata Patel

By: Eastern Eye Staff

A 56-year-old woman used a steel chair to fight off machete-wielding thieves who tried to rob her shop in north-west England, earning praise for the brave act. Hamalata Patel was confronted by two robbers with faces hidden behind balaclavas while working at her K and L Newsagent store in Winsford, Cheshire, last week. “The shop was empty when two lads walked in holding the machetes. They were shouting at me and I just told them ‘if you need it then take it’ but one of them banged the machete on the counter and started to damage the shop so I…

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