Brave have-a-go hero wearing nothing but a towel fights off ‘plastic gangster’

A towel-clad man squared up to a knife-wielding bully as he demanded money from his neighbour.

Adbiwahid Aden has been jailed for his exploits on March 4 this year where he demanded money off a man at knifepoint in a block of flats.

Aden had travelled all the way to the flat on Valiant Drive, east Hull from London but did not anticipate a heroic neighbour to jump out the bath to confront him.

The "plastic gangster" and an unidentified accomplice stopped two men and demanded to know where another, known as "Jacko" lived so he could pay him a visit.

He dragged one of the men into a lift while brandishing a knife and rode up to the eleventh floor of the block where a neighbour of Jacko was in the bath.

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The man, who does not want to be named, said he knew the two men targeted by Aden and when he was taking a soak heard a "light tapping" on his door.

He said: "I could hear the tapping on the door – it was just light enough so I could hear but he [Aden] couldn't."

The man went on: "He was battering the door of Jacko's flat so I jumped out the bath and went out in just a towel."

He says he "squared up" to Aden who told him he was from Brixton.

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The man said: "We were face-to-face. I told him to go back.

He had taken my mates in the lift at knifepoint. I told him he wouldn't get the money. He left soon after.

"People like that nowadays are just plastic gangsters. I'm 44 and grew up in an area of Leeds where there were drive-by shootings so I wasn't scared.

"He was bigger than me and I was just stood there with my towel wrapped around me but I wasn't backing down.

The man said he took his friend into his flat and called the police.

He said: "The coppers turned up and I was still trying to have a bath. I could see him from the kitchen window he had changed his clothes and I said to the police, 'That's him' and they picked him up."

While outside before his arrest, Aden had been spotted slashing all four tyres of a Renault Megane.

He was arrested and interviewed.

Aden pleaded guilty on the day of trial and last week was handed a prison sentence of 18 months and one week for possession of a bladed article, common assault, criminal damage and failure to surrender.

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