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(From Yorkshire Evening Post)
Sub-postmaster pistol whipped in brutal attack by Rod Hopkinson Armed robbers threatened to shoot a sub-postmaster before pistol-whipping him to the ground, leaving him semi-conscious in a pool of blood.
Plucky Rajesh Parekh activated the alarm and keyed in a duress code - after being ordered at gun point to turn off the security system, a court heard. This delayed the opening of the safe in Barthorpe Post Office in Stainbeck Road, Leeds, and one of the raiders, Adelso Saws threatened: "I am going to shoot you." But instead, said Richard Woolfall, prosecuting at Leeds Crown Court, Saws smashed him on the top of his head twice …