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Armed Raiders Push Father-Of-Two Under Lorry
A father-of-two was killed after being pushed under a moving lorry as he defended his shop and wife from a gang of 10 armed raiders.
Shammi Atwal confronted the gang, who were armed with metal bars and a sledgehammer, as they attempted to rob his cash and carry .
Scotland Yard said up to 10 men entered the Glen & Co Cash and Carry in Barking, Essex, on Monday morning but Mr Atwal fought them off.
As he chased them from the premises, he was pushed in front of a lorry.
Mr Atwal, who was in his 40s, and his wife, who are co-owners of the business, tried to stop them, causing the gang to flee.
Detective Chief Inspector Neale Baldock, who is leading the Metropolitan Police murder probe, said: "This was a man trying to stop thieves robbing his business.
"He acted bravely in defence of his wife and managed to chase the robbers from his premises only for him to be pushed in front of a moving lorry.
"People in the community know who committed this appalling and cowardly crime and I would urge them to contact my officers."
His 37-year-old widow, who police have not identified, suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene.
The driver stopped at the scene in River Road and was not arrested.
The suspects are described as white men. It is not known how they got away.