Penicuik shopkeeper’s got a lot of bottle

Malik Hussain, Penicuik shopkeeper who fought off armed robbers with a vinegar bottle.
Malik Hussain, Penicuik shopkeeper who fought off armed robbers with a vinegar bottle.

A PENICUIK shopkeeper wielding a vinegar bottle foiled an attempted robbery this week.

Brave Malik Hussain (56), kept his cool when two masked raiders walked into the Pentland Newsmarket and Bakery in Pentland Terrace about 5.15pm on Monday.

He was moving stock on the top shelf when he felt a hand grip his shirt collar.

The father-of-six said: “I didn’t hear or see them come in, and suddenly they were just at my back.”

For full story, see this week’s Advertiser.