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.

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Stabbed Gurkha fights off thief

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