Shop Worker Hit With Machete As He Tackles Armed Robbers

A sickening video captures the moment when a have-a-go hero was hit in the head and face with a machete when he tried to fight off a gang during an attempted robbery.

Milton Tharmalingam was beaten with a heavy metal chain and then slashed across the head and face during the attack in a Merseyside shop.

The 36-year-old shop worker was left staggering around SRE M News and Wine in Litherland, with blood pouring from a gaping head wound.

The gang burst into the shop at about 10pm on Sunday. Two of the men wore skeleton-style masks and wielded heavy steel chains.