This is the moment a Muslim shopkeeper saved a boy from attackers armed with a machete.
The dramatic CCTV footage shows a boy running into Abbas Solak’s shop and holding the door to prevent his attackers getting in.
At first, Abbas from Hackney, East London is seen supposedly trying to throw the boy out but when a knife is brandished, he stands between the 15-year-old boy and his attackers.
He told ITV News:
“The teenager was yelling boss boss can you stop them they got a knife. I had to protect him. They could have done anything. I thought they were going to do something to harm him.”
Abbas has been praised for his heroic actions on social media as he put his life on the line to protect a boy he did not know.