Blind BBC news presenter reveals how he tackled iPhone thief who tried to grab his mobile | The Sun

A BLIND BBC presenter tackled a thief to the floor in a dramatic fight back after they tried to nick his iPhone.

Sean Dilley was left with cuts and bruises following the run in with the mugger, who was riding a bike at the time.

But the fearless news correspondent said the yob had messed with the "wrong blind person" as he wrestled it back.

Sharing a picture of his nasty injuries, the politics specialist wrote: "A man on a bike just SNATCHED and stole my iPhone from my hand…

"Wrong blind person wrong day jumped on him, safely detained and got my phone back."

In a show of strength, Sean told his 9,400 followers he was tweeting from the same phone that was stolen.

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His ordeal went viral on the social media site, clocking up over 9,000 likes and over 600,000 views.

And following an outpouring of love from fans, Sean divulged more information of his plight in London.

He explained how he managed to knock the thief off his bike and onto the floor after taking a running jump at the lowlife.

After that, he "detained" the thief and rung 999 at the same time on the stolen iPhone 14.

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Sean then let the pickpocket – who had the "shock of his life" – go "after a few minutes" once others piled in to assist him.

Kind-hearted Sean admitted he could have held the bloke down for longer but did not want to "risk injuring him".

And he added how he has no regrets in tackling the man, even though he reckons he was targeted because he's blind.

The man did escape but the Metropolitan Police will be checking CCTV footage to try and arrest the man.

Sean, who uses a guide dog, is working as a project lead forBBC’s Reframing Disability Programme

The Sun Online have approached the Met Police for comment.

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