A criminal picked a rubbish day to attack a motorist in his car in Hedon, East Yorkshire. Nothing to do with the weather, but that day of the week when waste is collected by bin men. For thanks to the help of a waste collection crew who happened to be doing their rounds, Mr Barry Storey and a brave passer-by or two not only fought off the attacker but also pinned him down to the ground until the police arrived to make an arrest. Mr Storey recalled what happened “I was in my car waiting in the traffic and a guy came over to me with a gun pointing at me screaming for me to get out of the car. So I did after a while and he got in”. But there was a problem, as Mr Storey explains the man “couldn’t take the car away because it’s an automatic. He didn’t know how to drive it so he was just revving high. As he got out the car again the bin lorry had come past to try and block him in, and he flung open the door and the lorry took the door off. Somebody kicked the gun under another car… six or seven of us jumped on him and held him there until the police came.” One of the hero bin men, a Mr Richard Gawkroger, said “Our driver pulled the wagon in front of the car to stop it from moving and me and a co-worker jumped out and helped wrestle the guy to the ground… It was just adrenalin. We saw somebody with a gun threatening somebody so we just jumped out to help them.” Heroes one and all.