A HAVE-A-GO hero stopped armed robbers in their tracks during a Norton shop raid.

Two men brandishing metal bars ran into One Stop in Worcester Street just after 10pm on Friday (September 1) and demanded cash from the till.

However, the pair were overpowered by personal trainer Dipz Singh, who – with help from staff – detained them until police arrived.

The 39-year-old told the News that he had made a "spur of the moment" decision to head into the shop to get some cash ahead of a night out.

He said: "As I walked in, I saw two men trying to hold the place up. My first thought was 'is this really happening?'

"I saw the looks on the customers and staffs faces, they were horrified. They were as white as a sheet. I knew I had to do something."

Mr Singh, who managed to disarm both men, said the ordeal was over within three or four minutes.

He continued: "I was more concerned about other people's safety than my own. It's my local shop, I know all of the staff on first name terms. But I'd have done the same if I had walked into any shop and saw that."

Quick-thinking Mr Singh also instructed a witness to take the registration number of a car leaving the scene, which resulted in the arrest of a third man, the suspected getaway driver.

He was stopped in a stolen car near the junction with New Road shortly after the botched robbery.

Three Dudley men - Carl Cina, aged 50, of Stourbridge Road, Stuart Dublin, aged 35, of Blowers Green Road, and 53-year-old Delroy Nettleford, of Stourbridge Road, appeared before Dudley Magistrates Court on Monday (September 4), charged with a number of offences in connection with the robbery.

They have also been charged with theft from the Sainsbury’s Local store in Wollaston on August 20.

All three were remanded in custody to appear at Wolverhampton Crown Court on October 2.