This is the dramatic moment petrol station manager Ilyas Umarji fends off vicious crowbar-wielding robbers, armed with just a wastepaper basket and an upturned stool.

The two masked youths struck at the Whitehall Road Service Station on October 4 last year.

The raiders were only interested in recovering CCTV footage implicating Mohammed Nisar 'Meggy' Khan and Tony Grant in the murder of Amriz Iqbal.

But as this video shows, they left empty-handed after Mr Umarji stood his ground to defend the kiosk.


It was used in evidence at the trial of Khan, Grant and their co-conspirator Salman Ismail, where Mr Umarji also gave evidence, telling jurors that the two men repeatedly shouted "give us the footage, give us the footage".

Khan, Grant and Ismail were found guilty of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice in relation to the attempted robbery at Bradford Crown Court as well as another count relating to an attempted arson the previous night.

Khan and Grant were also found guilty of murder. Khan was found guilty of attempted murder and Ismail was found guilty of arson.