The Belfast Telegraph reports an unusual case of self defence in the United Kingdom.
A grandfather today told how he fought off masked men wielding Samurai swords as they tried to rob his post office.
The two balaclava-wearing intruders took turns at slashing Alan Garratt with the three-foot long weapons at the Leicestershire branch, he said.
But they fled empty-handed after the 68-year-old, who had previously undergone surgery for a triple heart bypass, fought back with a sherry bottle.
The raid was captured on a CCTV camera, which was installed after a burglary at the post office, in Knipton, Leicestershire, just days earlier.
Mr Garratt needed eight stitches in his left arm after Monday evening’s attack.
He told the Leicester Mercury: “I don’t think they thought anyone would tackle them.
“I didn’t really feel it when I was cut on the arm and hand until afterwards. There was blood everywhere.
“The only thing I could find to arm myself with was a bottle of sherry.
0:33 video from security camera.