- Feb 8, 2009
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Security guard Mr Elliott was delivering cash to the ATM machine when Mursell and Powell ran towards him with a knife while Bryant acted as get-away driver.
As they slashed at his clothing, former kickboxing champion Mr Bryant fought them off and pinned Powell to the ground. Police rushed to assist Mr Elliott and arrested the gang.
Speaking at Harrow Crown Court, Mr Elliott said: I have trained since the age of 14 in various types of martial arts to black belt level, including boxing, Thai boxing, and Taekwondo.
I feel that my self-defence knowledge kicked in immediately and it took over which helped prevent my attacker from succeeding.
I checked myself over for injuries and I noticed a slash in the front of my polo shirt. Fortunately my ID card was under my shirt and I believe this prevented me from receiving any serious injuries.