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WATCH: Machete pulled on bystander as he tries to stop jewellery thief

Yikes.

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FOOTAGE HAS EMERGED of a man narrowly avoiding being stuck by a machete while attempting to stop assailants fleeing a jewellery robbery in London.

A (rather sharply dressed) bystander attempts to intervene by throwing himself on one of the men.

However, he quickly, and understandably, has second thoughts when the man pulls out a massive machete.

One of the men attempting to flee the scene was arrested a short time later, BBC News reports. Two others remain at large.

The incident happened on Thursday afternoon at a jewellery shop on Liverpool Street.

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