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MetiNews.Com - GRAPHIC CONTENT: Contestant David Pugh said the ordeal is what led to him handing a survival kit to his new wife Shareen after he married a stranger for the Channel 4 show

Manchester news Married at First Sight star reveals he fought off machete-wielding burglars Manchester united news

MetiNews.Com - GRAPHIC CONTENT: Contestant David Pugh said the ordeal is what led to him handing a survival kit to his new wife Shareen after he married a stranger for the Channel 4 show

Manchester news  Married at First Sight star reveals he fought off machete-wielding burglars Manchester united news
17 October 2020 - 15:45

Breaking News ! Married at First Sight star David Pugh has recalled the night he single-handedly fought off a gang of five machete-wielding robbers in a 3am raid at his home. The 56-year-old was left covered in blood after fighting off the armed burglars at his luxury home in February 2018. He was woken by the criminals after they stormed his home and demanded cash before attacking his teenage son and 20-week-old puppy. He leapt into action and bravely fought off the masked men with his bare hands - despite them being armed with machetes as well as baseball bats and golf clubs. Eventually the thugs fled empty-handed from the property in leafy Catherine-de-Barnes, Solihull, West Mids, after a ten minute struggle. Graphic photographs show the extent of David's injuries after he suffered a broken nose and facial injuries courageously defending his home. He said the ordeal from 2018 is what led to him handing a survival kit to his new wife Shareen after he married a stranger for the Channel 4 show. Collect picture of blood all over the bathroom after have a go hero David Pugh fought off a gang of five robbers at his home (Image: SWNS.com) She appeared stunned by the gift - which was the buzz of social media as the episode aired on Channel 4 this week. The kit contained a CPR face shield and a pen that could smash glass is she needed to escape a vehicle. Read More Related Articles Grubby hoarder house piled high with rubbish is transformed into stunning family home Read More Related Articles Amanda Holden films herself getting mammogram after saying her boobs make headlines for 'silly reasons' David said: "Shareen is a bit more spiritual than me and has been fortunate never to have experienced anything like that night. "It was one of the reasons I gave her the survival kit. I think it worked as she now has alarms and cameras set up and is now a bit more aware. Picture of David in hospital after the attack (Image: SWNS.com) "She is blessed in that she's never had any real disasters or calamities in her life. But that's not true for me. "Experiences have taught me to always be prepared for the worst and what happened with the machete raid certainly changed my outlook on life. "I know giving someone a survival kit could come across as little bit crazy and extreme but I've always described myself as a prepper after what happened in 2018. Sign up to the free MEN email newsletter Get the latest updates from across Greater Manchester direct to your inbox with the free MEN newsletter You can sign up very simply by following the instructions here "It just gives you a bit of an awareness and you have to be adaptable in certain situations. It made me more self-aware and I think I helped Shareen to do the same." David and Shareen’s marriage did not last after they were matched on the hit Channel 4 show – and they split after their honeymoon. Speaking previously, David, who is trained in Israeli self-defence combat Krav Maga, said "instinct took over" when he found thugs attacking his 17-year-old son and Rottweiler puppy Zeus. David's puppy Zeus who was also attacked (Image: SWNS.com) He said he then helped rescue his son while also fighting off other attackers and fended them off by throwing bottles of after-shave and chairs.

. "By the time I got out of bed, totally naked, I was approaching the door and it was kicked in. "It went with a right smash and there was four or five guys on the landing in balaclavas. "The men kept shouting "where's the money, give us your money' "I grabbed the first couple I could, it turned into a brawl and a battle. I just grabbed what I could and hit them with aftershave bottles and chairs. "I was getting hit repeatedly on the head - they had machetes, a baseball bat and a golf club. "I was desperately trying to get to my son's room. but I had so many splits to my head, I was drenched in blood. "We could only assume they saw that, realised we hadn't got any money and thought, 'we have gone too far', and got out of here. "They must have thought they half-killed me. In retrospect we were probably quite lucky. Picture of David after the attack (Image: SWNS.com) "We have a puppy and he got a blow to the head, he ended up running into the garden, he fell into the canal- he was hypothermic. "A guy called Andy, a canoeist, found him and took him to Birmingham Dogs Home and warmed him up. "We got out of hospital and took him to the vets and stitched him up. "He's traumatised, my lad it traumatised, the police said it was one of the most brutal attacks in a home they had ever seen. He added: "They didn't leave with anything which is the only silver lining. "They kicked every door in, all the frames are gone, every cupboard they have gone through, and rummaged through everything they could quickly. "We are like most people, we have a telly and most bits and bobs and what's in your wallet - but that was about it. "I took quite a few blows to the head and my son got a cut to his head as well, he tried to fight them off. "He got hit by the bat about three times and he can hardly walk, his knee is all swollen up and we thought his arm was broken but it is badly bruised. "You don't expect something like this in your home." Married at First Sight continues on Channel 4 on Tuesdays at 9.15pm and is available to stream on All 4

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Manchester news Married at First Sight star reveals he fought off machete-wielding burglars Manchester united news


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