It was just another morning in court. Peter Hampton, a barrister at Broadway House Chambers, was standing waiting for his case to come on at Bradford Crown Court.
This was Hampton’s moment. Despite not having set foot on a rugby field for 14 years, the barrister, 32, leapt to tackle the villain.
Rashid hit the deck. Hampton clung onto him, ably assisted by a court reporter…
Yesterday at the foiled crook’s sentencing for a drug offence, Judge Peter Benson revealed to the world Hampton’s previously unreported bravery, for which he reserved special praise.
When I caught up with the modest Hampton today – whose goodness is further evidenced by the halo of light shining around his head in the photo below – he played down his heroism, paying tribute to the female security officer who was injured in the incident.