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Married at first sight star David Pugh fought the machete gang with his martial arts skills


At first sight married star David Pugh single-handedly fought a gang of five machete-wielding robbers who used his martial arts skills after they broke into his home.

The thugs stormed into the 56-year-old's home, demanding cash and assaulting Pugh's teenage son and a 20-week-old puppy.

The reality star was covered in blood after bravely bare hands fighting the masked men armed with baseball bats, golf clubs and machetes.

The crooks left Pugh's detached house in the West Midlands in Catherine-de-Barnes, Solihull, empty-handed after a ten-minute battle.

The aftermath of the violent ordeal of 2018 was captured in graphic photographs showing a topless pugh covered in blood from a broken nose and facial injuries sustained during the terrifying attack.

Star David Pugh, married at first sight, is shown covered in blood in gruesome photos after he was injured in an attack on his home in 2018

Pugh had a broken nose and facial injuries when five men broke into his home with machetes, baseball bats, and golf clubs

Pugh had a broken nose and facial injuries when five men broke into his home with machetes, baseball bats, and golf clubs

Demanding money, the crooks began attacking Pugh before bravely using his Krav Maga skills to fend them off and throwing household items at them

Demanding money, the crooks began attacking Pugh before bravely using his Krav Maga skills to fend them off and throwing household items at them

He revealed that the incident inspired him to introduce something to his new wife, Shareen a survival kit after marrying a stranger for the Channel 4 show on an episode that aired this week.

The gift, which included a CPR face shield and a pen that can shatter glass, sparked a number of comments on social media.

Pugh said his wife was lucky enough to have never seen anything like it.

“It was one of the reasons I gave her the survival kit. I think it worked as she has now set up alarms and cameras and is now a little more aware.

“She is blessed that she has never experienced any real disaster or disaster in her life. But that's not true for me.

Pugh is pictured with his wife, Shareen, who he met and married on the Channel 4 show Married at First Sight in an episode that aired this week

Pugh is pictured with his wife, Shareen, whom he met and married on the Channel 4 show Married at First Sight in an episode that aired this week

Pugh, who was injured here after the 2018 attack, made a splash on social media by giving his new wife, Shareen, a survival kit. He said he was inspired to do so by the frightening attack on his house

Pugh, who was injured here after the 2018 attack, made a splash on social media by giving his new wife, Shareen, a survival kit. He said he was inspired to do so by the frightening attack on his house

“Experience has taught me to always be prepared for the worst, and what happened to the machete attack has certainly changed my outlook on life.

“I know it could be a little crazy and extreme to give someone a survival kit, but I've always called myself a trailblazer after what happened in 2018.

“It just gives you a little bit of awareness and you have to be adaptable in certain situations. It made me more confident and I think I helped Shareen do the same. & # 39;

It is not the first time that Pugh, who is trained in the Israeli Krav Maga self-defense struggle, speaks about the incident.

Previously, he said instinct took over when he found a gang attacking his 17-year-old son and the Rottweiler puppy Zeus.

Pugh woke up to find the men in balaclavas standing at the top of the stairs after breaking into his £ 400,000 homes in 2018.

He said he threw bottles and chairs at the men after the shave while trying to save his son.

"At 3 o'clock in the morning there was a loud bang when they smashed the patio doors to get in, but I thought Zeus had knocked something over," said the father of two.

When I got out of bed completely naked, I approached the door and it was kicked in.

& # 39; It went off with a bang and there were four or five guys on the landing in balaclavas.

"The men kept shouting," Where's the money? Give us your money. "

The bathroom is covered in blood after four armed robbers broke in, which Pugh fended off with his bare hands

The bathroom is covered in blood after four armed robbers broke in, which Pugh fended off with his bare hands

Pugh is pictured next to a window that was damaged in the attack on his West Midlands home in Catherine-de-Barnes, Solihull

Pugh is pictured next to a window that was damaged in the attack on his West Midlands home in Catherine-de-Barnes, Solihull

I grabbed the first pair I could, it turned into a brawl and a battle. I just grabbed what I could and hit them with aftershave bottles and chairs.

“I was hit repeatedly on the head – they had machetes, a baseball bat, and a golf club.

I tried desperately to get into my son's room. But I had so many cracks in my head that I was soaked in blood.

"We could only assume they saw this, realized we had no money, and thought we went too far and got out of here."

“You must have thought you half killed me. Looking back, we were probably pretty lucky.

Pugh's 20-month-old Rottweiler puppy Zeus was injured in the attack after he was hit in the head by one of the gunmen. The dog then ran into the garden, fell into a lake and became hypothermic

Pugh's 20-month-old Rottweiler puppy Zeus was injured in the attack after he was hit in the head by one of the gunmen. The dog then ran into the garden, fell into a lake and became hypothermic

“We have a puppy and he was hit on the head, he ran into the garden, he fell into the canal – he was hypothermic.

A guy named Andy, a canoeist, found him and took him to Birmingham Dogs Home and warmed him up.

“We left the hospital, took him to the vets and sewed him up.

“He's traumatized, my boy, it's traumatized, the police said it was one of the most brutal attacks on a house they'd ever seen.

“You left with nothing, which is the only silver lining.

They kicked in every door, all frames are gone, every closet they went through, and quickly rummaged through everything they could.

“We're like most people, we have a television and most of the little things and what's in your wallet – but that's about it.

“I got a few hits on the head and my son got a cut on the head too, he tried to fend them off.

& # 39; He's been hit by bat about three times and can barely walk, his knee is swollen and we thought his arm was broken but he's badly injured.

& # 39; The consequences of this are terrible.

“I don't think I'll have another night of sleep for long, I'll be on my breath the whole time.

"You don't expect anything like that in your house."