CCTV footage has been released showing the end of a violent raid in which an armed robber was tackled to the ground by members of the public and later died.
The video has been released following the conclusion of an inquest into the death of Shane Bryant who was one of three men involved in a violent armed robbery of a Co-op store.
Mr Bryant and two accomplices targeted the store in Market Street, Ashby, but a group of drinkers at a pub over the road brought the robbery to a halt and detained Mr Bryant.
An inquest jury has concluded that both Mr Bryant's actions, as well as those of the people who restrained him 'more likely than not' to have contributed to his death.
The CCTV footage shows him leaping onto the counter of the store and then dragging one of the two female shop workers to a back room where cash was kept.
But after filling a bag with cash and envelopes from a safe, Mr Bryant was confronted in the store by two men.
Members of staff are dragged to the rear of the shop by Shane Bryant and his accomplice (Image: supplied)
Mr Bryant, wearing a balaclava and armed with a baseball bat, and his accomplice who had a golf club, put up a fight. One of the two men tried to stop him had been drinking at The Tap at No. 76 and was knocked to the ground by Mr Bryant who then stamped on his face.
Both robbers made it to the store exit. The man with the golf club escaped but Mr Bryant was brought to the ground by the crowd outside the shop.
In another shocking moment from the footage, the third man - who was the getaway driver - drove his car at the group in an apparent attempt to help Mr Bryant, before speeding off.
The two men who got away were never caught.
An inquest at Loughborough Town Hall ended yesterday, Tuesday, October 27, and Leicestershire Police have released the CCTV footage of the incident, which happened in July 2017.
The inquest has heard how Mr Bryant, who had been taking cocaine and drinking alcohol before the robbery, had struggled for a long time to escape, Leicestershire Live reports.
He was still alive more than 15 minutes after being detained. After police arrived he was handcuffed and put in leg restraints known as 'fast straps'.
The crowd detain Shane Bryant (Image: supplied)
Moments later, when an officer went to formally arrest Mr Bryant, he was found to be unresponsive.
A paramedic and others fought to revive Mr Bryant using CPR and adrenaline but he never regained consciousness and was pronounced dead at the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham.
The inquest was told that his cause of death was an inability to breathe.
One witness, Dr David Kirby, said the cause of death was a lack of oxygen being pumped to the brain and other organs, most likely due to the physical restraint applied as Mr Bryant struggled to get away from the group of men holding him down.
Dr Kirby said there was alcohol and cocaine present in Mr Bryant's system, and that "the presence of those substances would most likely have increased the likelihood of an adverse outcome".
He said: "Physical exertion was likely increased by the affects of the cocaine."
Shane Bryant with his mum Lorraine who has died since Shane’s death in 2017 (Image: Family)
Dr Kirby said that extra physical exertion meant even more oxygen was needed by the heart, which was struggling to get blood pumped around the body.
Meanwhile, the physical restraint of Mr Bryant's upper body, and the pressure on his legs as he was pinned down, limited the blood getting back to the heart so it could be pumped out again with oxygen to feed the brain and organs.
The jury's statement read: "Shane Bryant was detained following his involvement in an incident at the Co-op store in Ashby during the evening of Thursday, July 13 2017.
"Both his involvement in the incident itself and his resistance to being restrained contributed to his death.
"Whilst much of the force used to restrain and detain Shane Bryant was reasonable, there were aspects of it which were not reasonable and are more likely than not to have contributed to his death.
"There were also some missed opportunities by an off-duty police officer in the management of Shane Bryant's ongoing restraint that are more likely than not to have contributed to Shane Bryant's death
"There were no similar missed opportunities by the uniformed officers."
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