Shopkeeper under attack wrestles shotgun from boy, 14, and beats him with it

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Dramatic footage shows how a brave shopkeeper fought off two teenagers and wrenched a shotgun from one of them – before walloping him with it.

CCTV shows two 14-year-old boys enter a shop in Hull on March 30 at 3.30 pm, with one armed with a shotgun and another with a large knife.

They threaten Thaya Karan behind the counter who remains very calm despite being struck with the butt of the gun three times and having it pointed in his face, HullLive reports.

Footage then shows his sister, Vijitha Jeyathevan, chase after the teenagers and fight them off.

The married mum bravely locks the door, trapping the gun-brandishing teen inside and keeping out the knife-wielding accomplice while she desperately fights with him.

CCTV then shows Vijitha with the gun hitting the teen while he grapples with her brother Thaya.

Police arrived at the shop in Goddard Avenue 10 minutes later and apprehended him.

The footage was released to BBC Look North and Thaya explained what happened.

He said: "The one with a gun put it to my head and told me to open the till but I refused. He then hit me with the gun three times and I was bleeding.

"When we got him he asked if he was arrested and then said please don’t hit me I am going to die so I stopped.

"My sister is a hero and she saved me."

Humberside Police confirmed two 14-year-old boys were arrested on Tuesday, one at the scene and a second who handed himself in a short time later.

The pair have been interviewed and have been released on conditional police bail while they continue with their inquiries.

Vijitha told HullLive she had feared for the safety of her young daughter who was downstairs in the shop.

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She said: "I heard shouts of help from my brother, who had been on the shop floor and threatened with a gun and forced to hand cigarettes to one of the attackers.

"I came from upstairs with some metal bar in defence and saw my brother stood there with his head bleeding and his hands up in the air with a gun pointed at his head, and I thought at first that he had been shot already because of all the blood."

She said: "I felt so scared for myself and for my brother and my young daughter and a baby downstairs and really thought we might die."

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