Sid intervened as burly Henry Rockson, 30, walked in brandishing a pistol and demanded cash from two women behind the counter.Nine other men were in the shop - all younger than Mr. Bannister. No one came to his aid. He ended up needing stitches from being hit over the head.
The pensioner barely hesitated and grabbed hooded Rockson. As they grappled, Sid shouted to the other customers — most much younger than him — “Give us a lift.”
If one other "man" hadn't been a sheep, they could have captured this guy. But the British no longer believe in self-defense. They are convinced it does not work (evidence to the contrary notwithstanding).