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19 March 2015

What happened when Dan Jarvis faced down a mugger?

He has certain skills.

By Stephen Bush

Labour MP and shadow justice minister Dan Jarvis faced off a mugger in the street, the Sun reports.  Jarvis told the Sun’s new political blog:

This guy came up to me with a bottle and tried to kill me.

“I walked into the Tube and the man, who was clearly very drunk and aggressive, came over and said if I didn’t give him my wallet he would break the bottle over my head.

“I said ‘that’s not going to happen’ and we stood and faced each other off for what seemed like quite a long time.

“I had visions of us rolling around on the platform, but thankfully it didn’t come to that.

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“I walked away thinking ‘he’s going to hit me from behind’ but he didn’t and I went and reported it to the police.”

If you haven’t already, do read my colleague Xan Rice’s excellent profile of Dan Jarvis: MP, frontbencher, former soldier, and crimefighter.