The shop owner brutally attacked by Cambuslang man Colin Munro has hit out at the sentence handed down to the thug.
Shahid Parvez and shop worker Mohammed Rafiq wrestled with Munro and Andrew Madden during the raid last September at their shop in Hamilton.
Mr Rafiq was hit by a hammer during the attempted robbery and was left with a cut to the head.
A frightened female customer and her six-month-old child meantime hid for their safety in the store.
Munro, 32, and 33-year-old Madden were each jailed for four years last week.
Mr Parvez told our sister paper, the Hamilton Advertiser, that he still has fears and is nervous when people enter the store.
He said: “I think six to seven years would have been a more appropriate sentence. Four years is nothing. It doesn’t take account of the potential seriousness of the attack.
“Mohammed is still seeing the doctor. The right side of his arm is still numb and he requires physiotherapy.
“I’m more or less back to normal now but it was a big shock at the time.
“When the shop door opens now, I worry something like that could happen all over again.”
Munro and Madden admitted a charge of assault with intent to rob in January.
Madden had initially stormed in clutching a hammer with his hood up and a scarf covering his face.
He went behind the till and began grappling with Mr Parvez.
Munro – armed with a knife and with his face also hidden – then raced into the store.
He quickly turned on Mr Rafiq and started punching him.
Judge Lady Scott locked each of them up for four years. She also ordered they
Fear Shahid Parvez says the sentence handed out to Colin Munro was not lengthy enough for the crime Thug Colin Munro from Cambuslang