The have-a-go-hero who tackled two armed burglars has donated his £750 reward to charity.
Father-of-two Jack Dennis has been praised by police for his bravery after chasing and capturing two burglars in October last year.
Mr Dennis’ protective instincts kicked in after hearing his wife Cemile scream after the two men broke into their home above the Best Kebab and Pizza Shop in Nene Quay, Wisbech.
Andrejs Hincenbergs, 27, and Agens Koskins, 26, both of Opportune Road, Wisbech, were both jailed for six years during a hearing on August 1 at Cambridge Crown Court. Both admitted charges of aggravated burglary but Hincenbergs admitted possessing an offensive weapon.
Mr Dennis was awarded £750 by the judge, which he has now donated to charities which are helping people suffering in Iraq and Gaza.
Mr Dennis said: “I thought they were going to kidnap my kids and I just ran after them.”
He chased after the burglars after they broke in at 9.45pm on October 16 startling Mrs Dennis, 33, along with Baran, 10, and six-year-old Lavin.
He caught up with them nearby but was threatened by Hincenbergs who had a knife.
Mr Dennis managed to get the knife off the burglar and was assisted by a member of the public to detain him.
He then chased after Koskins, who also threatened him with two parts of a snooker cue.
However, Mr Dennis again tackled the burglar and detained him until police arrived.
Det Con Jon Edwards has praised Mr Dennis.
He said: “The victim showed tremendous bravery in going after the pair and then tackling them, despite the fact both had weapons.
“His actions meant we were swiftly able to bring these men to justice.
“I’d also like to thank the other member of the public who assisted with detaining Hincenbergs.”