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Thursday, 5 April 2018

Leo, 70, fights off B&Q carjackers with spanner he just bought

Leo, 70, fights off B&Q carjackers with spanner he just bought
Leo, 70, fights off B&Q carjackers with spanner he just bought
Leo, 70, fights off B&Q carjackers with spanner he just bought


A SOUL singing pensioner has spoken about how he fought off three carjackers in a car park using a pack of spanners he had just bought.

Stephen Smith - who is better known by his on-stage persona Leo Kenny and once toured with Billy Ocean - had paid a visit to the B&Q hardware store in Thornburyto buy a set of adjustable spanners to fix his bathroom sink.

As he was getting back into his car, he described how he was pounced upon by a group of young men who tried to drag him out of his car and take his keys.


The 70-year-old, of Eccleshill, said: “I walked to my car and got in.

“As I was closing the door I was suddenly wrenched out of my hand.

“At first I thought it was a security guard who might have thought I had taken the spanners without paying, because I was just carrying them in my hand.

“I looked up and saw a young guy with a scarf across his face who tried to drag me out of the car.”

Despite the terrifying moment when he realised he was the victim of an attempted carjacking Mr Smith didn’t panic. Instead, he used the nearest thing to hand – his packet of adjustable spanners.




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