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Shopkeeper who was attacked this week, has already been attacked once before

Sandeep has tackled two attackers in one year Credit: Manchester Evening News

A shopkeeper who was stabbed this week, has bravely tackled intruders before, it has emerged.

Timperley store manager Sandeep Yadala, 30, was this week injured after wrestling a young robber to the ground.

But is the second time this year that fearless Sandeep has stood his ground.

The store boss, who is from India and is studying a post-graduate degree in England, tackled a gang of four masked thugs when they raided the same store in February.

Footage from this earlier incident on February 4 shows he grappled with one of the four masked men and tried to drag him back into his shop after the gang swiped cigarettes worth £3,000 from the display.

No-one was arrested in connection with the incident and the police investigation is still ongoing.

The father of a two-month-old old baby suffered slash wounds to his side and right hand as he grabbed the intruder, disarmed him and pinned him to the ground until police arrived on Thursday night.

Sandeep forced the robber to the ground behind the till until officers arrived at the Timperley corner shop three minutes later.

Police described his heroics as ‘brave work’.

The drama happened on Thursday night, December 29, when the drunken unmasked teen calmly walked into the Nisa store at the junction of Heyes Lane and Park Road.

He asked for cigarettes but when Sandeep demanded ID, he lifted his top to show a knife before going behind the till to threaten the manager with the blade.

Sandeep pressed the panic alarm and grabbed the intruder’s hand, which held the knife, while the robber tried to smash an open bottle of prosecco in his other hand over his victim’s head, showering both in fizz.

A boy of 15 was arrested on suspicion of robbery before being released on bail.

Sandeep suffered slash wounds to his side Credit: Manchester Evening News