Showing his bottle: Shopkeeper fights off knife-wielding raider with LUCOZADE

Veerasingam Senthooran, 31, was confronted by the hooded thug as he worked at the Stanhope Mini Market in Ashford, Kent.

A brave shopkeeper halted a knife-wielding raider by keeping him at bay with a bottle of LUCOZADE.

Veerasingam Senthooran, 31, was confronted by the hooded thug as he worked at the Stanhope Mini Market in Ashford, Kent.

The intruder brandished a large kitchen knife and ordered Veerasingam to empty his till.

But the fearless father-of-one hit back by throwing a bottle of Lucozade and a bottle of vodka at him - forcing him to flee empty-handed.

The drama began when the hooded raider burst into Mr Senthooran's shop in Kent. (SWNS)<br><br>

When the thug demanded cash from Mr Senthooran's till, the shopkeeper threw a bottle of Lucozade at him. (SWNS …

Veerasingam, who has owned the shop without trouble for seven years, said: "The man came in the shop and came at me with a knife. He asked me to open the till.

"There was a plastic Lucozade bottle on the counter so I just threw it at him.




"I grabbed other things to throw too, but he ran off. I was scared, but in the moment, I just threw the bottle.

"I chased him out the shop and I saw he had an accomplice outside waiting for him but the pair of them ran off.

Mr Senthooran said he was determine to not let the thug get to his cash till (SWNS)

"My first reaction was to get him out of the shop. I never would have given him any money
Kent Police said: "It was reported that a man entered the shop carrying a large kitchen knife and demanded the till was emptied.

"The shop assistant refused and the man left the shop empty handed.

"The man has been described as wearing a dark blue jacket with a large hood over his head, grey jogging bottoms and had a black scarf around his face."

Kent police are appealing for witnesses to call 101.