NATIONAL NEWS: Watch CCTV footage of robber being foiled by four female Boots workers

This is the dramatic moment a robber tries to raid a Boots store but is wrestled to the ground by four female workers.

Wednesday, 2nd November 2016, 9:46 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 4:03 pm
Boxing coach Michael Newton is wrestled to the ground

Boxing coach Michael Newton is caught on CCTV trying to make away with a till at the store in Hull, East Yorkshire on September 30.

The footage shows the women overpower Newton by wrestling with him and hitting him with the piece of plastic. He is then ordered by the four ladies to sit in a back room until police arrive.

Boxing coach Michael Newton is wrestled to the ground

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Judge Mark Bury praised the bravery of the four women telling them 'If those four ladies don't get Employee of the Month for September in Boots, it's a poor do.'

Newton was sentenced to 12 months in jail, suspended for 12 months, and ordered him to do 150 hours of unpaid work, and have 30 days' rehabilitation.

Boxing coach Michael Newton is wrestled to the ground