Supergran stops the knifeman from killing his ex-wife by SITTING on him – and she would do it again
Katherine – just 5ft 3 inches tall – was walking past a beauty salon in Tonbridge, Kent, with her partner Roger Trask, 74, when they heard frantic cries for help from a colleague of the victim, mother-of-two Lien Dinh
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Supergran Katherine Jordan risked her life to stop a deranged knifeman from killing his ex-wife… by SITTING on him.
The 65-year-old nursing home worker held Thuan Dinh to the ground until police arrived.
Katherine – who is just 5ft 3in – was walking past a beauty salon in Tonbridge, Kent, with her partner Roger Trask, 74, when they heard frantic cries for help from a colleague of Lien Dinh, 51.
After bursting into the drawing room, they found Dinh sitting on top of his battered ex-wife, her throat slashed, eyes gouged out and soaked in blood.
Katherine, from nearby Golden Green, said: “I saw this man above a woman and at first I just thought he was helping her.
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“But he just turned and stared like he wasn’t with us. I said, “Get off her” and pulled him down by the collar of his shirt. Roger then helped and another guy came in and we pulled him off.
“I then sat on him as he was in a fetal position.
“Roger called emergency services and they asked if the man was still breathing.
“I said, ‘Oh, he can breathe!’ and knelt on him until the police arrived.”
Maidstone Crown Court heard Dinh, 53, launch the attack in March 2020 – a day after his ex-wife testified before judges about a previous attack.
Prosecutors said it “threw him over the edge” and that he plotted to kill her.
Dinh was sentenced to 28 years in prison for the attempted murder of his ex-wife.
During the sentencing hearing, Judge Philip St. John-Stevens praised Katherine for her role in Ms Dinh’s rescue.
Last night the brave OAP said, “I would do it again.”
She added, “I feel elated…really good about it. But at the time I just wanted to help and get that man away from her.”
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