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Tuxedo-Wearing Great-Grandfather, Andrew Adamson, Takes Down Three Armed Thugs In Incredible Video

05/09/2014 15:23 BST | Updated 05/09/2014 15:59 BST

This is the dramatic moment a tuxedo-clad great-granddad fought off three armed thugs with his bare hands after returning from a night out to find them ransacking his house.

Andrew Adamson, 59, arrived home from a social event with his wife Liz, 58, when he noticed his front door had been forced open.

CCTV, revealed for the first time after two of the three gang members were jailed, shows the unsuspecting dad-of-three approaching the door wearing a tuxedo before the masked yobs appear and battered him over the head with a metal pole.

But Andrew, who was left with bleeding "like a stock pig" from a wound to his head, bravely fought back and refused to back down, even when one of the intruders pulls out a razor-blade.

Andrew was seen in the video tussling with the trio in the alleyway as one of the gang continues to strike him with the 2ft-long metal bar.

Incredibly, he takes on all three of the men entirely by himself and manages to eject them from his property one-by-one.

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Describing the shocking attack, Andrew said, "there was no way I was going to let them go without a fight."

“We came home and they were already in there. My wife opened the door and thought it was my son playing but then realised it wasn’t.

“The next thing we know the chap comes out with the iron bar and sparks were flying off it when he hit it off the wall so he was really trying to whack me.

"They came here because, I believe, they thought there were large amounts of money here. But that just proves their lack of intelligence.

"I was not just going to let them stand by and ransack my house - I did what any good husband would do. I wanted to protect my home and protect my wife.

"They say an Englishman's home is his castle - but I think I just acted on instinct."

Duncan Berry, 23, was identified in the footage and pleaded guilty to the aggravated burglary at Northampton Crown Court.

He was sentenced to four-and-half years in a young offenders’ institute on July 4, 2011, while he was aged 20.

During the struggle, Andrew also managed to grab the balaclava from the face of one of the other men.

The mask was kept by police as evidence and over three years later a DNA match emerged when David Jarvie was arrested for affray.

The 53-year-old was then arrested and owned up to the break-in during a police interview - telling officers he had been forced to take part by his drug dealer.

Jarvie, of Kettering, admitted aggravated burglary and actual bodily harm at an earlier hearing and was jailed for five-and-a-half years last Thursday.

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