A robber who tried to rob a butchers shop with a hatchet was sent packing by a member of staff brandishing a meat cleaver.

In what resembled a game of Top Trumps for sharp objects, the masked robber’s hatchet proved inferior to butcher Jonny Blaney’s meat cleaver.

The incident happened at Tempeton’s Butchers in Carnmoney as staff were closing for the day.

“I don’t have any regrets except that I didn’t catch him,” said Jonny. “I don’t know what kind of idiot robs a butcher’s but he picked on the wrong person, I’m from Ballymena and I don’t like to give away money.”

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