Omar Awada, 47, said: “He tried to run away but the local guys managed to catch him and they beat him until the police came.
“It was like Tom And Jerry, they were on him right and left, the guys”, Mr Awada said.
A shoplifter? A phone thief?
One man, said to have knocked the alleged attacker down with a bicycle, was described as a “hero” by a witness. The witness, who did not want to be identified, said: “We heard screaming, we came out, the guy had a knife, he was stabbing the woman repeatedly, maybe five or six times.
“They used anything in their hands to stop him.
“When people chased him he tried to escape and scare people with the knife, but we had one hero who put him down on the ground. He hit him with his bike.”
Good going! Finally, people are realising that 'leave it to the police' isn't a viable strategy anymore.