'Lucozade' thwarts shop robbery

This is the dramatic moment a brave shopkeeper fought off a knife-wielding masked raider - by pelting him with a bottle of Lucozade.

VIDEO: Shopkeeper fights off armed robber with bottle of pop

This CCTV shows the moment a masked robber wielding a knife was fought off by a brave shopkeeper - and a bottle of Lucozade.

Trader Veerasingam Senthooran grabbed the plastic bottle and threw it at the raider when he burst into his Ashford store.

The shop's film shows the would-be thief backing away as the 31-year-old reached for other objects to throw.

The robber then turned on his heels and ran out of the Stanhope Mini Market, in Speldhurst Close, Stanhope, empty handed.