This is the moment when a heroic policeman came within inches of a crazed knifeman plunging a six-inch blade into his neck.
Only the lightning reactions of officer Jon Croft prevented paranoid schizophrenic Jason Lord driving the knife into the policeman's flesh.
PC Croft said that he felt lucky to be alive after he managed to grab Lord's wrist and pin him back as colleagues leapt to his defence at Paignton custody centre.
CCTV footage of the attack came to light when Lord was sentenced at Exeter Crown Court yesterday. He pleaded guilty to wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and two charges of carrying an offensive weapon.
Judge Graham Cottle said: "This was a potentially murderous attack on a police officer. That knife would have been in the officer's neck had it not been for his incredibly quick reactions and those of his colleagues. They saved a tragedy from
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