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‘My muckers were getting shot at on the ground and I thought “I’m not having that”.’

April 17, 2011

‘I just grabbed the geezer’: Hero squaddie seizes top Taliban leader after desert FIST FIGHT.

Face to face with a Taliban bomber after a high-speed desert chase, Private Lee Stephens acted on instinct and adrenalin. With no time to consider his own safety, he leapt unarmed from his Warrior armoured vehicle, dragged the insurgent from his motorcycle and laid into him with his fists.

Gunner Pte Stephens, 30, from Solihull, did not have time to get his gun. He said: ‘I jumped out and I grabbed the geezer.

Hero: Private Lee Stephens leapt unarmed from his Warrior armoured car to tackle a suspected suicide bomber. Picture: PA

‘It was mark one left, mark two right fists. That was it. No weapons, just my hands.’

It was only afterwards that the full significance of his heroics became clear. His prey turned out to be the highest-ranking Taliban captured by regular British forces in Afghanistan, a long-wanted bomb-making expert.’

To read the rest of this incredible story, at Dailly Mail Online, click HERE or on the image above.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Pat permalink
    April 17, 2011 19:39

    Unbelievable. Love and respect from Solihull!

  2. April 19, 2011 03:32

    What a story – big up to Private Stephens. A truly brave, skilled and honourable performance.

    Stay safe.

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