A teenager has been praised for "remarkable" bravery after prising a 12 inch knife away from a man wearing a clown mask.
Callum Matts was with friends in a park in Salford when he spotted the masked offender running towards them.
Callum said he "acted instinctively" - moving towards the danger instead of running away. He managed to dodge the knife as it was swung towards his abdomen.
The attacker - who was later named as Mathieu Lucas - fell to the ground.
Callum and friends stood on his wrist to wrest the knife away, and called the police.
Callum, a University of Chester student from Manchester, has now been presented with Greater Manchester Police's District Superintendent's Award for Bravery after his "heroic" actions that night.
Lucas, was sentenced to two years and four months in jail after he pleaded guilty to possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear or violence; and to threatening with a blade.