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Video: UK Cop thwarts knife attack at shopping center

UK Police Constable Ian Molineaux was off duty when he witnessed a man acting erratically and threatening people with a large knife at a Southend-on-Sea shopping center. Proving that some Britons are still deserving of the honorific “Great”, Pc Molineaux sprung into action, using a backpack to parry attacks and attempting to talk the perpetrator down.

From MirrorUK:

“Pc Molineaux said: “I decided ‘I’ve just got to go and stop him – to stop him leaving the shopping centre if nothing else’.”

With no thought to his own safety, the brave officer shouted at him to stop.

He tried to draw the knifeman towards him so he didn’t run out of the mall.”

Pc Molineaux said: “I decided ‘I’ve just got to go and stop him – to stop him leaving the shopping centre if nothing else’.”

With no thought to his own safety, the brave officer shouted at him to stop.

He tried to draw the knifeman towards him so he didn’t run out of the mall.

The troubled man, who had taken the blade from his mum’s kitchen, slashed at the cop.

He said to him: “If you don’t drop the knife you’re in a whole world of trouble.

“Just drop the knife.”

He managed to keep the knifeman away from shoppers until and armed response team took him down with a taser.

Pc Molineaux was nominated for a bravery award for his actions. Well done Sir.

 

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