3 February 2012

Birmingham based estate agent Sam Woodward was commended by Leicester Crown court for his bravery in tackling a mugger.

The mugger, Benjamin Brown, attempted to steal an 80 year old woman’s handbag, pushing her over in the process. Mr Woodward saw the incident and jumped on the thief, keeping him in a headlock for 10 minutes until the police arrived.

Benjamin Brown was later jailed for five years at Leicester Crown court.

Sam Woodward commented on Estate Agent Today that: “For someone to come up behind an old woman and throw her to the floor is cowardly. I was brought up to respect the elderly and I found what happened horrendous.”

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