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Gurkha attacker sentenced to ten years in prison

Taitex Phlamaccha recovering in hospital Credit: ITV News Meridian

Thirty nine year old Jamie Hall has been sentenced to ten years in prison for an attack on a former Gurkha soldier.

Taitex Phlamaccha was assaulted as he walked through Maidstone town centre last October. But what his attacker didn't know was that Taitex is a martial arts blackbelt.

Taitex fought back without realising he had a six inch knife buried in his own arm and held Jamie Hall until police arrived, not realising he'd been badly injured.

The first he knew of it was when police hunting fror the knife put a metal detector on his arm.

Jamie Hall admitted the attack.

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X-ray shot of hero Gurkha's arm

Taitex Phlamaccha's x-ray Credit: ITV Meridian

This is an X-ray of hero Taitex Phlamaccha after he fought off a robber with a six inch knife buried in his arm.

The former Gurkha, who is a karate and taekwondo expert, was attacked as he walked through Maidstone on Sunday night.

Despite the blade, he endured a 15 minute struggle and was still able to detain his assailant until the police arrived.

He was taken to Maidstone Hospital before being transferred to The Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury, where the blade was removed.

As well as suffering deep cuts to his upper arm, Mr Phlamachha suffered injuries to his hands, face and neck.

Hero ex Gurkha fights off thief with knife in arm

Taitex Phlamaccha Credit: ITV Meridian

A former Gurkha soldier has spoken about the moment he fought off a robber - with a six inch knife buried in his arm.

Taitex Phlamaccha, who is a karate and taekwondo expert, was attacked as he walked through Maidstone after taking money from a cashpoint machine.

During a struggle he was stabbed in the arm - but still managed to detain his attacker until the police arrived.

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