John Wood was walking back to his car from a fish and chip shop in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, when he was set upon by four assailants. The rapscallions informed Mr Wood that they wished to relieve him of his wallet. In this they were however to be disappointed. When the first two would-be muggers attacked Mr Wood, he disabled them with kicks to the knees. The third he fought off with one of his hands (while carefully holding onto his fish and chips with the other). The fourth assailant managed to stab Mr Wood with a screwdriver, but when Mr Wood wrestled the screwdriver from him the hoodlum beat a hasty retreat.
Mr Wood then drove home and ate his fish and chips. He later went to the hospital to have his stab-wound looked at. It has not proved life-threatening.