EXCLUSIVE​Revealed: Future mother-in-law of have-a-go hero who bravely battered gunman who was trying to hold-up a shop calls him a 'no nonsense kind of man' who will be 'a wonderful addition to our family'

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The future mother-in-law of the have-a-go hero Bob Bell who bravely tackled a gunman in botched shop raid has described him as a ‘no nonsense kind of man’. 

He was caught on CCTV footage fearlessly risking his own life after a robber began aiming a gun at one of his colleagues at a local Nisa store in Dunfermline, Scotland, yesterday. 

Dotingly Alison Irvine told MailOnline: ‘That’s just the kind of man Bob is. He doesn’t take any nonsense and doesn’t like to see people being badly treated.’

She also revealed that Bob is due to marry her daughter Kimberly next May.

The future mother-in-law of the have-a-go hero Bob Bell who bravely tackled a gunman in botched shop raid has described him as a 'no nonsense kind of man'. Pictured with fiancé Kimberley

The future mother-in-law of the have-a-go hero Bob Bell who bravely tackled a gunman in botched shop raid has described him as a ‘no nonsense kind of man’. Pictured with fiancé Kimberley 

Dotingly Alison Irvine told MailOnline: 'That's just the kind of man Bob is. He doesn't take any nonsense and doesn't like to see people being badly treated'

Dotingly Alison Irvine told MailOnline: ‘That’s just the kind of man Bob is. He doesn’t take any nonsense and doesn’t like to see people being badly treated’

She also revealed that Bob is due to marry her daughter Kimberly next May

She also revealed that Bob is due to marry her daughter Kimberly next May

She said: ‘He’s our hero and we’re all proud of him. He’s a lovely boy and is going to be a wonderful addition to our family. When I heard about what happened in the shop I messaged him to tell him what a great thing he did.’

She added: ‘You’ve got to give Bob his dues. He confronted a man with a gun to save a fellow worker. I’m proud that he’s going to be my future son in law. I could not have asked for a better husband for my daughter.’

Within seconds of the thug brandishing his weapon during the robbery, Bob raced to the counter and immediately bashed him over the head before restraining him. 

Other members of staff then jumped in to helpless the fearless worker, eventually disarming the gunman and pinning him to the floor. 

Police have since arrested a man in connection with the incident and confirmed he was using a bb gun, although this would have likely have been unknown to Bob at the time when he heroically sprung into action. 

This is the moment a gunman attempted to rob a local shop in Scotland as he is seen brandishing his weapon at one female staff member behind the counter

This is the moment a gunman attempted to rob a local shop in Scotland as he is seen brandishing his weapon at one female staff member behind the counter

Seconds later, another shop worker, named Bob, raced to the counter and immediately bashed him over the head before restraining him

Seconds later, another shop worker, named Bob, raced to the counter and immediately bashed him over the head before restraining him

Kimberley pictured with her friends. Police Scotland issued a statement on Friday confirming a man has been arrested in connection with an attempted robbery in Dunfermline

Kimberley pictured with her friends. Police Scotland issued a statement on Friday confirming a man has been arrested in connection with an attempted robbery in Dunfermline

CCTV footage inside the shop shows how the attempted robbery unfolded as the gunman is seen brandishing his weapon at one female staff member behind the counter. 

The robber points the gun in the woman’s face before jumping over the counter and demanding she put the money in a bag. The woman attempts to prevent the man from accessing the till but he quickly pushes her aside. 

Seconds later Bob can be seen hurtling towards the assailant and jumping over the counter before delivering a flurry of punches to his head. Bob gets the man in a head lock while another female staff member tries to get the gun off him. 

Two other men then join in the tussle and eventually retrieve the robber’s gun before restraining him on the ground.  

Police Scotland issued a statement on Friday confirming a man has been arrested in connection with an attempted robbery in Dunfermline.

Bob and Kimberley. Within seconds of the thug brandishing his weapon during the robbery, Bob raced to the counter and immediately bashed him over the head before restraining him

Bob and Kimberley. Within seconds of the thug brandishing his weapon during the robbery, Bob raced to the counter and immediately bashed him over the head before restraining him

Have-a-go hero Bob (pictured) helped foil an attempted robbery after leaping over the counter to batter a gunman as he threatened a female staff member

Have-a-go hero Bob (pictured) helped foil an attempted robbery after leaping over the counter to batter a gunman as he threatened a female staff member

The force said it was called at around 2.15pm on Thursday to the shop on Abbey View, in Dunfermline.

It added: ‘Officers attended and a 36-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection. He is due to appear at Dunfermline Sheriff Court on Friday, 14 June, 2024.

‘No one required medical treatment. A BB gun was recovered during this incident. A report will be forwarded to the Procurator Fiscal.’

One worker at the shop, named Wendy, has since launched a GoFundMe page for Bob following his courageous act. 

Wendy wrote: ‘Hi my name is Wendy and live in a small community in Dunfermline.

‘Today (13th June) our local Nisa store was targeted by an attempted robber. This store is run by a lovely family who have served the community in over 10 years, alway going the extra mile to help everyone.

‘Staff members put their lives at risk to tackle the robber and save other staff and shoppers on the store.

‘Bob who works in the store didn’t hesitate to and done what any other person would have done. 

‘He heroically jumped over the counter and tacked the robber who had a gun pointing at the staff member Cheryl, who also very bravely put up a fight to stop him getting the money.

‘Aisha and usman both helped to capture him and get the gun away.

‘As a local community we would like to raise funds to donate to Bob and the other staff members. Many donation big or small will b greatly accepted.

‘Just remember ALL HEROES DONT WEAR CAPES. Thank u (sic) in advance.’