Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

'Bigun' Fights off Mugger Armed with Rambo Knife

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

'Bigun' Fights off Mugger Armed with Rambo Knife

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PAUL 'Bigun' Ashbee has told how he fought off a mugger armed with a 'Rambo' knife on the way home from Christmas shopping.

The cult Manchester figure, known for his long-standing friendships with Liam Gallagher and City legend Georgi Kinkladze, has been left shaken by the shocking attack.

He told the M.E.N. how he was walking back from the city centre towards his daughter's house at when he was approached on Chancellor Lane in Ardwick, near the railway arch.

"It was pretty scary to be honest," he said.

"I stopped for a cigarette, I heard something and then I turned round and there was this big geezer with his hoodie up.

"He just said 'give me your money' - he had this knife, it was a 'Rambo' knife, like something out of a movie.

"He swung at me and I grabbed his hand. …

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