Martin Richardson Stops Armed Robber At Leeds Bookmaker, Video
Caught On Tape: Azar Sulman, Armed Robber, Beat Down By Rugby Playing Judo Expert Martin Richardson At William Hill Bookies In Leeds
A beat down of epic proportions, a super-hero in the making, or simply a brave man doing something foolishly dangerous? Call it what you will but a British bookmaker in Leeds is grateful for the presence of Martin Richardson.
Richard, 28, was playing the fruit machines at William Hill Bookies in Leeds when armed robber Anzar Sulman brandished a gun a proceeded to rob the booking clerk.
That is when Martin Richardson stepped in and proceeded to take a chair to the head of Sulman.
Mr Richardson told Sky News Online: "I wouldn't normally open the door for anyone anyway, let alone a robber.
"So what if he had a gun? He was very impolite and I don't take kindly to that."
Details of the drama emerged at Leeds Crown Court where Sulman, 20, was sentenced to six years in a young offenders' institute.
Judge Scott Wolstenholme awarded Mr Richardson £250 from the public purse for his "tremendous courage".
The entire incident was captured on video by CCTV. The gun Sulman used turned out to be a replica weapon