'If only we had more heroes like Ken' - Sunderland shopkeeper praised foiling knife raider with a swift kick

All hail 'Karate Ken' - a brave 63-year-old shop keeper who saw off an armed raider who was trying to rob his shop has been heaped with praise.

Friday, 5th October 2018, 2:04 pm
Updated Saturday, 6th October 2018, 3:34 am
Ken Khaira

Echo readers have been giving the respected member of the community kudos after his heroics on our Facebook page.

Ken Khaira

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PJ Bald said: "If we had more HEROES like KEN - the world would be much safer! Well done!"

Pat Anne Stewart said: "Well done Ken, good on you! Hope the scum is caught!"

Janice Leach said: "Well done Ken. That’ll be the army training coming out. Glad you’re alright. "

Kelly Boardman said: "Good for you Ken. Very Brave.... don't think who ever it was expected that."

Lynsey K Cowen said: "No messing with our Ken xx"

Kim Wilkinson said: "Pleased you’re safe. He’s a gent, that man."

Evelyn Hudson said: "Well done Ken, keep safe."

Adam Arkle said: "Well done Ken. Don't take that."

Ryan Robinson said: "Ken the absolute unit."