Hero homeless man, 34, who tackled axe-wielding jewellery thief hands back £10,000 loot

Mail Online | 2/9/2019 | Leigh Mcmanus For Mailonline
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A homeless man tackled an axe-wielding jewellery thief before handing back the loot worth £10,000.

Anthony Porter witnessed two men ride up to Cash Generator, Grimsby on a scrambler bike before the bust the window through with the axe.

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The 34-year-old, who has been homeless for 15 years, helped pin down one of the yobs before handing back the expensive golden items to the pawn store owner.

David James, the owner of the store whose sons also tackled the theif, said Mr Porter's extraordinary feat 'doesn't surprise' him.

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He told the Sun Online: 'We've known him for years, we charge his phone for him and when it's cold we buy him hot drinks.

'It doesn't surprise me what he did at all.

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'When he saw Jack and Alfie run after the man with the axe, he was coming to help them.

'He just saw a piece of gold and said 'Jack, this is yours?' - it didn't surprise me at all.'

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CCTV footage shows the thief, who...
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