"A shopkeeper could be charged with murder after an armed robber who tried to steal the day’s takings was stabbed with his own knife during a struggle.
Tony Singh, 34, described as a hard-working family man who often works 13-hour days, was ambushed as he shut his shop on Sunday evening by Liam Kilroe, 25, a career criminal who was armed with a knife.
Mr Singh fought back and, after a fierce hand-to-hand struggle, Kilroe was seen by witnesses to stagger away clutching the knife to his chest. Kilroe was taken to hospital, where he died, and Mr Singh was detained by police. He is now waiting to discover whether he will be charged, and is on police bail until February 29 pending further inquiries.
Lancashire police confirmed that papers had been sent to the Crown Prosecution Service, which will decide whether Mr Singh should be charged with one of three offences: murder, manslaughter or assault.
Mr Singh, who suffered injuries to his neck and back during the struggle and had to be treated in hospital, insisted yesterday that he had acted in self-defence. The shopkeeper, who runs the Lifestyle Express general store in Skelmersdale, Lancashire, said: “I feel lucky to be alive. All I was doing was trying to stop myself getting hurt. The guy could have killed me.
“I have got some injuries to my face and I am pretty shaken up but, thankfully, I am OK and able to return to work. It could have been so much worse. If one of the wounds had gone one inch either way, then it could have been fatal for me.”
The CROWN PROSECUTION SERVICE.
Makes a free man want to puke, doesn't it? Kneeling to a crown. Allowing people to be above you simply because of their birth station.
Wherever you have the right to be, you have the right to defend yourself.
Just as with all wild animals, once they arrive at the conclusion that human beings are easy pickings, homo-felonious will graduate from strong-armed muggery to outright murder if he or she is allowed to survive many encounters with law abiding people.
The crook you spare today is the rapist, the killer, the child molester of tomorrow.
Aim COM, take your time as fast as you can, and save us all the misery. Britain is lost but as a wise man once said some of us have yet begun to fight.