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#552603 - 27th Jul 2011 7:48pm 72 Year Old Shop Owner Kills Robber
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Originally Posted By: BBC News
A 72-year-old florist has been arrested after a man was stabbed to death in a robbery at a Greater Manchester shop.

Police were called to the shop in Shrewsbury Street, Old Trafford, at 21:40 BST on Tuesday.

A 30-year-old man was taken to hospital with serious injuries and died a short time later.

Shop owner Cecil Coley was taken to hospital with minor injuries and is being held on suspicion of murder.

Police also said a man, aged 19, presented himself at Manchester Royal Infirmary with stab wounds on Tuesday and was arrested on suspicion of robbery.

Both he and Mr Coley were expected to remain in hospital overnight and will be taken into police custody on Thursday.

Good on him! Yes it's not right, but who gives a fook, 2 young scumbags trying to rob an old man's livelyhood, a place he has made a living in for over 40 years. Shame he only got one of them, but hopefully the other scumbag won't be in a hurry to go on the rob again following his inevitable slap on the wrist.

As a gun was found at the scene, it will be interesting to see if it is linked to the incident. Could turn out it was an armed robbery?

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#552613 - 27th Jul 2011 8:04pm Re: 72 Year Old Shop Owner Kills Robber [Re: MattLFC]
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withthat i with you on that score, there is no difference to the one the other week, and that man was not charged, let the oldman go free he should be knighted one brave gezzer, if only this was happening a few years ago, time to stand up to these smackhead thugs
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#552621 - 27th Jul 2011 8:16pm Re: 72 Year Old Shop Owner Kills Robber [Re: MattLFC]
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#552623 - 27th Jul 2011 8:24pm Re: 72 Year Old Shop Owner Kills Robber [Re: MattLFC]
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Good on him:)

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#552624 - 27th Jul 2011 8:29pm Re: 72 Year Old Shop Owner Kills Robber [Re: MattLFC]
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#552630 - 27th Jul 2011 8:37pm Re: 72 Year Old Shop Owner Kills Robber [Re: Midget_Gem]
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If the old guy gets done for this then it's an absolute travesty!!

Some little twonks go into his shop and try to rob him with a knife and a gun?

He's 72 years old FFS!!

As already said, shame he didn't get them both and rid the country of 2 scum bags instead of just the one.

Good on the old fella - full support for him

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#552632 - 27th Jul 2011 8:38pm Re: 72 Year Old Shop Owner Kills Robber [Re: MattLFC]
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Originally Posted By: MattLFC
Originally Posted By: BBC News
A 72-year-old florist has been arrested after a man was stabbed to death in a robbery at a Greater Manchester shop.

Police were called to the shop in Shrewsbury Street, Old Trafford, at 21:40 BST on Tuesday.

A 30-year-old man was taken to hospital with serious injuries and died a short time later.

Shop owner Cecil Coley was taken to hospital with minor injuries and is being held on suspicion of murder.

Police also said a man, aged 19, presented himself at Manchester Royal Infirmary with stab wounds on Tuesday and was arrested on suspicion of robbery.

Both he and Mr Coley were expected to remain in hospital overnight and will be taken into police custody on Thursday.

Good on him! Yes it's not right, but who gives a fook, 2 young scumbags trying to rob an old man's livelyhood, a place he has made a living in for over 40 years. Shame he only got one of them, but hopefully the other scumbag won't be in a hurry to go on the rob again following his inevitable slap on the wrist.

As a gun was found at the scene, it will be interesting to see if it is linked to the incident. Could turn out it was an armed robbery?

BBC News Report


I'm pretty sure after hearing this on the radio today that the story you posted and the link are the one and same.

Hope the old fella doesn't get done for this

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#552747 - 27th Jul 2011 10:20pm Re: 72 Year Old Shop Owner Kills Robber [Re: MattLFC]
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Well done that man! clap

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#552873 - 28th Jul 2011 9:17am Re: 72 Year Old Shop Owner Kills Robber [Re: MattLFC]
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Lets just hope the old fella gets everything against him dropped and the theiving scum get put away to get stabbed somewhere else in prison wink
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#553271 - 28th Jul 2011 10:46pm Re: 72 Year Old Shop Owner Kills Robber [Re: StuyMac]
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And as usual the dead man was a loyal and loving man with a heart of gold.

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#553293 - 28th Jul 2011 11:36pm Re: 72 Year Old Shop Owner Kills Robber [Re: Silverback]
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Originally Posted By: Silverback
And as usual the dead man was a loyal and loving man with a heart of gold.

They always are. Same as idiots that get killed because they run out in front of a car/bus/train etc are always "intelligent".
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#553355 - 29th Jul 2011 9:37am Re: 72 Year Old Shop Owner Kills Robber [Re: MattLFC]
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Good on the elderly man. Its assumed nowadays that robbers are armed and therefore when they break-in, its then 'with reasonable force' that people protect themselves. I wonder if it will be the same stupid judge that tagged the lady with the lame dog? Wonder what the outcome will be - afterall, there were 2 of them. Unfortunate he died, but hey, he would have probably killed the elderly man otherwise.

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#553502 - 29th Jul 2011 6:26pm Re: 72 Year Old Shop Owner Kills Robber [Re: Silverback]
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Originally Posted By: Silverback
And as usual the dead man was a loyal and loving man with a heart of gold.

'spect he was "only getting some flowers for his Mum"?

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