Thai boxing expert detains burglar after he breaks into gym

Sandy Holt at his Thai Boxing Club

Sandy Holt at his Thai Boxing Club

First published in News The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author Exclusive by , crime reporter

A would-be burglar was caught in a citizen’s arrest after attempting to raid Bolton Thai Boxing Club while instructors were inside.

Sandy Holt, owner of the boxing club in Brown Street, Bolton town centre, was shocked to hear loud thudding noises at a rear fire exit door while he, instructor Darren Morris and students were inside.

Mr Holt and Mr Morris went outside to discover two men trying to run away from the fire escape, which is on the third floor.

One of the men managed to get away, but a 24-year-old was caught by Mr Holt.

Mr Holt, aged 50, said: “I was in my full Thai boxing kit and had bare feet. I managed to apprehend one of the men and I asked him if he knew what the building was used for — he said he didn’t.

“I told him he was either lucky that he came across the most self-controlled person in the world or unlucky for being caught at a Thai boxing gym.

“I have always had a bit of a nasty temper, but doing martial arts has suppressed that.”

He added: “Looking back now, we could have both fallen from near the fire exit, which is about 40ft high. There’s too many scenarios to think about.”

The incident happened on Monday at about 8.40pm.


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Mr Holt said he brought the suspect into his gym to await police, who arrived within minutes.

He said: “When I brought him into the gym I reminded him of Bolton Thai Boxing Club’s discipline and how no shoes are allowed on the training mats and in the boxing ring and he didn’t argue — he took them straight off.

“I don’t know how he did not know it was a boxing club as it’s the most signposted gym in Bolton.”

Mr Holt said he had never had to deal with any similar incidents in the past 25 years since opening the gym.

The man was arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary.

A police spokesman said: “Officers arrested a man following reports of him trying to gain access to a fire door at the top of a building.

He has since been released without further action due to insufficient evidence.”

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6:21am Wed 25 Jun 14

kes123456 says...

They should have arrested him for littering due to the fly posting all over the place, sick and tired of seeing them.
They should have arrested him for littering due to the fly posting all over the place, sick and tired of seeing them. kes123456
  • Score: 85

8:00am Wed 25 Jun 14

thepcbloke says...

Caught red handed is not enough evidence ?????
Caught red handed is not enough evidence ????? thepcbloke
  • Score: 31

9:05am Wed 25 Jun 14

stereo_world says...

Haha, this really made me chuckle. What a tit.
Haha, this really made me chuckle. What a tit. stereo_world
  • Score: 14

9:58am Wed 25 Jun 14

127001 says...

thepcbloke wrote:
Caught red handed is not enough evidence ?????
Quite.

Surely if there was an attempted break-in then there will be fingerprint and/or DNA evidence (or does a witness testimony not count any longer?) Still, not to worry GMPs Facebook/Twitter pages are kept uptodate on an hourly basis for all our crime fighting needs.

Perhaps it would be good to return the scumbags for a tour and practical demonstration at Mr. Holt's Gym for a workout of their own!
[quote][p][bold]thepcbloke[/bold] wrote: Caught red handed is not enough evidence ?????[/p][/quote]Quite. Surely if there was an attempted break-in then there will be fingerprint and/or DNA evidence (or does a witness testimony not count any longer?) Still, not to worry GMPs Facebook/Twitter pages are kept uptodate on an hourly basis for all our crime fighting needs. Perhaps it would be good to return the scumbags for a tour and practical demonstration at Mr. Holt's Gym for a workout of their own! 127001
  • Score: 1

10:25am Wed 25 Jun 14

Donkey Stone says...

kes123456 wrote:
They should have arrested him for littering due to the fly posting all over the place, sick and tired of seeing them.
Spot on.
[quote][p][bold]kes123456[/bold] wrote: They should have arrested him for littering due to the fly posting all over the place, sick and tired of seeing them.[/p][/quote]Spot on. Donkey Stone
  • Score: 33

10:50am Wed 25 Jun 14

JustBecause says...

Should have just kicked the crap out of him, no need to bother the police.
Should have just kicked the crap out of him, no need to bother the police. JustBecause
  • Score: 1

12:36pm Wed 25 Jun 14

giraffe89 says...

I despise this guy. He thinks he owns Bolton, always with girls young enough to be his daughter...
I despise this guy. He thinks he owns Bolton, always with girls young enough to be his daughter... giraffe89
  • Score: 68

12:44pm Wed 25 Jun 14

cliff4treasurer says...

oooo touch of jealousy here.
oooo touch of jealousy here. cliff4treasurer
  • Score: -48

12:53pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Kreskin. says...

I found this story absolutely amazing, Mr Holt trying to get people to believe he's only 50 ! Maybe the man was following the trail of fly posters to make his own citizens arrest !
I found this story absolutely amazing, Mr Holt trying to get people to believe he's only 50 ! Maybe the man was following the trail of fly posters to make his own citizens arrest ! Kreskin.
  • Score: 45

1:05pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Kitty84 says...

giraffe89 Maybe you should tell him rather than saying such things on here.
giraffe89 Maybe you should tell him rather than saying such things on here. Kitty84
  • Score: -26

1:13pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Kreskin. says...

Kitty89 are you a follower ? A true believer ? He's all hype and I would say anything I wanted to him, as I have before ! He 5ft nothing of bulls@t and bravado.
Kitty89 are you a follower ? A true believer ? He's all hype and I would say anything I wanted to him, as I have before ! He 5ft nothing of bulls@t and bravado. Kreskin.
  • Score: 36

3:19pm Wed 25 Jun 14

mrs philainsy says...

MY PHIL WOULD GIVE THIS MAN A RUN FOR HIS MONEY.
HAS MR HOLT BEEN THE VICTIM OF A DRIVE BY HAIRCUT????


I SEE MR HOLTS POSTERS ALL OVER BOLTON SO I THINK THIS IS A PUBLIC RELATONS EXERSISE.

MY SON PHILAINSY IS A BROWN BELT IN UNDERWATER PAPER FOLDING HES SUCH A LOVE.
MY PHIL WOULD GIVE THIS MAN A RUN FOR HIS MONEY. HAS MR HOLT BEEN THE VICTIM OF A DRIVE BY HAIRCUT???? I SEE MR HOLTS POSTERS ALL OVER BOLTON SO I THINK THIS IS A PUBLIC RELATONS EXERSISE. MY SON PHILAINSY IS A BROWN BELT IN UNDERWATER PAPER FOLDING HES SUCH A LOVE. mrs philainsy
  • Score: -7

4:01pm Wed 25 Jun 14

melloj says...

Insufficient evidence!!!!!!!

That is quintessentially what is wrong with the justice system. When Police CPS or whoever can't prosecute even when they're caught red handed!!!

beggars belief..(holds head in hand)
Insufficient evidence!!!!!!! That is quintessentially what is wrong with the justice system. When Police CPS or whoever can't prosecute even when they're caught red handed!!! beggars belief..(holds head in hand) melloj
  • Score: 1

4:12pm Wed 25 Jun 14

BWFC1988 says...

Kreskin. wrote:
Kitty89 are you a follower ? A true believer ? He's all hype and I would say anything I wanted to him, as I have before ! He 5ft nothing of bulls@t and bravado.
Claim
[quote][p][bold]Kreskin.[/bold] wrote: Kitty89 are you a follower ? A true believer ? He's all hype and I would say anything I wanted to him, as I have before ! He 5ft nothing of bulls@t and bravado.[/p][/quote]Claim BWFC1988
  • Score: -7

7:49pm Wed 25 Jun 14

allan111111 says...

Hes probably used to being beat round the ring
Hes probably used to being beat round the ring allan111111
  • Score: -7

8:35pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Beyond News Forum says...

Well there you have it folks... next time you apprehend a burglar and he runs into that wall breaking his face, there will be insufficient evidence that you kicked the crap out of him.
Well there you have it folks... next time you apprehend a burglar and he runs into that wall breaking his face, there will be insufficient evidence that you kicked the crap out of him. Beyond News Forum
  • Score: -2

8:36pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Beyond News Forum says...

Brilliant crap is nor censored...

Crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap ;)
Brilliant crap is nor censored... Crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap ;) Beyond News Forum
  • Score: 2

11:19pm Wed 25 Jun 14

jules7340 says...

Mmmm sounds like there's some very jealous people on here he's a decent man whos worked hard to get were he's got what does it matter that he sticks posters up everywhere if he was going to be charged for this its not hard to track him down and so what if he has younger girls around him he's not a paedo he's just a guy with a great personality and plenty of friends...does this give people the right to slate him maybe your the ones who should be charged with slander.Sandy man you should have kicked sh1t out the scroats
Mmmm sounds like there's some very jealous people on here he's a decent man whos worked hard to get were he's got what does it matter that he sticks posters up everywhere if he was going to be charged for this its not hard to track him down and so what if he has younger girls around him he's not a paedo he's just a guy with a great personality and plenty of friends...does this give people the right to slate him maybe your the ones who should be charged with slander.Sandy man you should have kicked sh1t out the scroats jules7340
  • Score: -18

11:38pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Kreskin. says...

Jules7340.......publ
icity stunt ! And what are we jealous of exactly , his trendy in the 70's if you were a punk , coco the clown hair or his great I love me who do you love personality ? Slander is only when it's not true !
Jules7340.......publ icity stunt ! And what are we jealous of exactly , his trendy in the 70's if you were a punk , coco the clown hair or his great I love me who do you love personality ? Slander is only when it's not true ! Kreskin.
  • Score: 5

1:41am Thu 26 Jun 14

What I think 222 says...

A lot of haters on here, respect to you Sandy for your self control, what a disappointment though that no further action is to be taken .
A lot of haters on here, respect to you Sandy for your self control, what a disappointment though that no further action is to be taken . What I think 222
  • Score: -7

7:35am Thu 26 Jun 14

bandit14 says...

Ther are a lot of haters on here, this man is dedicated to a sport wich physicly demands a lot, he promotes all this because it is his livelyhood, he as trained thousands of people in his time and given people self respect in themselves , so for all you haters out ther, give this man a break, he as done good for bolton, a colourfull charachter and a decent chap
Ther are a lot of haters on here, this man is dedicated to a sport wich physicly demands a lot, he promotes all this because it is his livelyhood, he as trained thousands of people in his time and given people self respect in themselves , so for all you haters out ther, give this man a break, he as done good for bolton, a colourfull charachter and a decent chap bandit14
  • Score: 12

8:56am Thu 26 Jun 14

Womble says...

I'm guessing that the haters on here don't know anything about Mr. Holt. You only have to read the Bolton News archives to see how much fantastic work he's done in the community, supporting anti-bullying campaigns, raising thousands of pounds for various charities and helping hundreds of kids to enjoy a sport whilst builds their confidence and fitness, instead of them just sitting in front of the TV all the time.

And before anyone starts accusing me of being his mate, no, I'm not. I'm not even a member of his gym, but I do pay attention to what I read in the paper. The haters need to get a life, or maybe a better hobby.
I'm guessing that the haters on here don't know anything about Mr. Holt. You only have to read the Bolton News archives to see how much fantastic work he's done in the community, supporting anti-bullying campaigns, raising thousands of pounds for various charities and helping hundreds of kids to enjoy a sport whilst builds their confidence and fitness, instead of them just sitting in front of the TV all the time. And before anyone starts accusing me of being his mate, no, I'm not. I'm not even a member of his gym, but I do pay attention to what I read in the paper. The haters need to get a life, or maybe a better hobby. Womble
  • Score: 2

9:03am Thu 26 Jun 14

Where'swally says...

He has done a good job but he is a bit cocky too. He has made people do things that really hurt them just to please himself in training. self control isn't something i'd have done as the guy wouldve got a cheeky slap so recognition there.
He has done a good job but he is a bit cocky too. He has made people do things that really hurt them just to please himself in training. self control isn't something i'd have done as the guy wouldve got a cheeky slap so recognition there. Where'swally
  • Score: -19

9:03am Thu 26 Jun 14

127001 says...

bandit14 wrote:
Ther are a lot of haters on here, this man is dedicated to a sport wich physicly demands a lot, he promotes all this because it is his livelyhood, he as trained thousands of people in his time and given people self respect in themselves , so for all you haters out ther, give this man a break, he as done good for bolton, a colourfull charachter and a decent chap
completely agree.

There does appear to be some kind of jealously on here. Mr. Holt has a strong mindset and people such as himself should be applauded for what they do in the community. If he instils that mindset into the younger generation then that is something good.

I agree on the advertising around town - but if it encourages younger kids to do something with their lives rather than annoy people then I'm all for it!
[quote][p][bold]bandit14[/bold] wrote: Ther are a lot of haters on here, this man is dedicated to a sport wich physicly demands a lot, he promotes all this because it is his livelyhood, he as trained thousands of people in his time and given people self respect in themselves , so for all you haters out ther, give this man a break, he as done good for bolton, a colourfull charachter and a decent chap[/p][/quote]completely agree. There does appear to be some kind of jealously on here. Mr. Holt has a strong mindset and people such as himself should be applauded for what they do in the community. If he instils that mindset into the younger generation then that is something good. I agree on the advertising around town - but if it encourages younger kids to do something with their lives rather than annoy people then I'm all for it! 127001
  • Score: -12

9:39am Thu 26 Jun 14

RogerMooresEyebrow says...

Holt might be a bit of a cocky poseur, but he's done a hell of a lot for promoting Thai boxing and martial arts in Bolton and putting it on the map. I'm not having that he's 50 though. He used to work with my Dad at Warburtons and my brother and I used to go to his Thai boxing kids classes on Saturday tea-times at Silverwell Street sports centre. He didn't half put us through our paces and he was as fit as a flea. That was back in 1982 and would have made him about 18 years old. No way.
Holt might be a bit of a cocky poseur, but he's done a hell of a lot for promoting Thai boxing and martial arts in Bolton and putting it on the map. I'm not having that he's 50 though. He used to work with my Dad at Warburtons and my brother and I used to go to his Thai boxing kids classes on Saturday tea-times at Silverwell Street sports centre. He didn't half put us through our paces and he was as fit as a flea. That was back in 1982 and would have made him about 18 years old. No way. RogerMooresEyebrow
  • Score: 0

5:06pm Thu 26 Jun 14

voiceofpeople says...

okay what is with everyone hating on sandy. he hasnt done anything wrong. yes he may have girls around him but they are all frienda or people who use the gym he has an amazing girlfriend. they are very happy together so try that. his haor is amazing he is well known for it and alot of companies would advertise with his hair. this is about a spineless man who tried to break into the gym and had nothing done not even a slap on the wrist. i find it disturbing to know people can get away with things like that. what would you do if it wasnt the gym but your grandparents house and no justice was done. need i say more. so get on with your lives and watch what goes on around you. you will be shocked at what you see...... KEEP GOING SANDY HOLT. DONT LET ANYONE BRING YOU OR YOUR FRIENDS DOWN!!!!
okay what is with everyone hating on sandy. he hasnt done anything wrong. yes he may have girls around him but they are all frienda or people who use the gym he has an amazing girlfriend. they are very happy together so try that. his haor is amazing he is well known for it and alot of companies would advertise with his hair. this is about a spineless man who tried to break into the gym and had nothing done not even a slap on the wrist. i find it disturbing to know people can get away with things like that. what would you do if it wasnt the gym but your grandparents house and no justice was done. need i say more. so get on with your lives and watch what goes on around you. you will be shocked at what you see...... KEEP GOING SANDY HOLT. DONT LET ANYONE BRING YOU OR YOUR FRIENDS DOWN!!!! voiceofpeople
  • Score: -7

6:12pm Thu 26 Jun 14

OldBoltonian says...

This genius has posted a picture of the alleged perpetrator on his Facebook page and also admitted to a physical assault; "after a Gentle Squeeze of his throat". So if it ever had gone all the way to Court, Mr Holt would have scuppered his own prosecution case.

Check out some of the comments of his moronic sycophants:
"Should of cleaned him with a rib shot mate"
and
"stick em in a car boot take em up to the moors strip em naked hands tied behind there back with a sign around there neck saying I AM A BURGLAR PLEASE STOP AND GIVE ME A SLAP"

These comments are indicative of the general level of tolerance and intelligence of Mr Holt's followers. I speak from experience when I say that under his tutelage, learners become aggressive and intolerant, I certainly wouldn't want my children learning such aggression at an early age.
As for the fly posting that is prevalent around the town, the law should be brought to bear about this littering, however I would expect that it would be one of his learners that does all the leg work, this chap is simply the chief monkey and has hordes of really intelligent individuals that are willing to blindly follow him.
Perhaps they should learn a martial art that genuinely does teach respect, self control, discipline and more importantly; when and where to use them. Outside club J2 and in the takeaways and taxi ranks on a Saturday night would be a good start.
This genius has posted a picture of the alleged perpetrator on his Facebook page and also admitted to a physical assault; "after a Gentle Squeeze of his throat". So if it ever had gone all the way to Court, Mr Holt would have scuppered his own prosecution case. Check out some of the comments of his moronic sycophants: "Should of cleaned him with a rib shot mate" and "stick em in a car boot take em up to the moors strip em naked hands tied behind there back with a sign around there neck saying I AM A BURGLAR PLEASE STOP AND GIVE ME A SLAP" These comments are indicative of the general level of tolerance and intelligence of Mr Holt's followers. I speak from experience when I say that under his tutelage, learners become aggressive and intolerant, I certainly wouldn't want my children learning such aggression at an early age. As for the fly posting that is prevalent around the town, the law should be brought to bear about this littering, however I would expect that it would be one of his learners that does all the leg work, this chap is simply the chief monkey and has hordes of really intelligent individuals that are willing to blindly follow him. Perhaps they should learn a martial art that genuinely does teach respect, self control, discipline and more importantly; when and where to use them. Outside club J2 and in the takeaways and taxi ranks on a Saturday night would be a good start. OldBoltonian
  • Score: 58

7:41pm Thu 26 Jun 14

bandit14 says...

OldBoltonian wrote:
This genius has posted a picture of the alleged perpetrator on his Facebook page and also admitted to a physical assault; "after a Gentle Squeeze of his throat". So if it ever had gone all the way to Court, Mr Holt would have scuppered his own prosecution case.

Check out some of the comments of his moronic sycophants:
"Should of cleaned him with a rib shot mate"
and
"stick em in a car boot take em up to the moors strip em naked hands tied behind there back with a sign around there neck saying I AM A BURGLAR PLEASE STOP AND GIVE ME A SLAP"

These comments are indicative of the general level of tolerance and intelligence of Mr Holt's followers. I speak from experience when I say that under his tutelage, learners become aggressive and intolerant, I certainly wouldn't want my children learning such aggression at an early age.
As for the fly posting that is prevalent around the town, the law should be brought to bear about this littering, however I would expect that it would be one of his learners that does all the leg work, this chap is simply the chief monkey and has hordes of really intelligent individuals that are willing to blindly follow him.
Perhaps they should learn a martial art that genuinely does teach respect, self control, discipline and more importantly; when and where to use them. Outside club J2 and in the takeaways and taxi ranks on a Saturday night would be a good start.
You sound very mixed up and ill informed, as for using your martial arts skills outside of nightclubs and taxi ranks, any right thinking martial artist would think hard and avoid the trouble that these places often cause. I have trained at sandys classes and i would let my son do the same
[quote][p][bold]OldBoltonian[/bold] wrote: This genius has posted a picture of the alleged perpetrator on his Facebook page and also admitted to a physical assault; "after a Gentle Squeeze of his throat". So if it ever had gone all the way to Court, Mr Holt would have scuppered his own prosecution case. Check out some of the comments of his moronic sycophants: "Should of cleaned him with a rib shot mate" and "stick em in a car boot take em up to the moors strip em naked hands tied behind there back with a sign around there neck saying I AM A BURGLAR PLEASE STOP AND GIVE ME A SLAP" These comments are indicative of the general level of tolerance and intelligence of Mr Holt's followers. I speak from experience when I say that under his tutelage, learners become aggressive and intolerant, I certainly wouldn't want my children learning such aggression at an early age. As for the fly posting that is prevalent around the town, the law should be brought to bear about this littering, however I would expect that it would be one of his learners that does all the leg work, this chap is simply the chief monkey and has hordes of really intelligent individuals that are willing to blindly follow him. Perhaps they should learn a martial art that genuinely does teach respect, self control, discipline and more importantly; when and where to use them. Outside club J2 and in the takeaways and taxi ranks on a Saturday night would be a good start.[/p][/quote]You sound very mixed up and ill informed, as for using your martial arts skills outside of nightclubs and taxi ranks, any right thinking martial artist would think hard and avoid the trouble that these places often cause. I have trained at sandys classes and i would let my son do the same bandit14
  • Score: -18

8:19pm Thu 26 Jun 14

OldBoltonian says...

OldBoltonian wrote:
This genius has posted a picture of the alleged perpetrator on his Facebook page and also admitted to a physical assault; "after a Gentle Squeeze of his throat". So if it ever had gone all the way to Court, Mr Holt would have scuppered his own prosecution case.

Check out some of the comments of his moronic sycophants:
"Should of cleaned him with a rib shot mate"
and
"stick em in a car boot take em up to the moors strip em naked hands tied behind there back with a sign around there neck saying I AM A BURGLAR PLEASE STOP AND GIVE ME A SLAP"

These comments are indicative of the general level of tolerance and intelligence of Mr Holt's followers. I speak from experience when I say that under his tutelage, learners become aggressive and intolerant, I certainly wouldn't want my children learning such aggression at an early age.
As for the fly posting that is prevalent around the town, the law should be brought to bear about this littering, however I would expect that it would be one of his learners that does all the leg work, this chap is simply the chief monkey and has hordes of really intelligent individuals that are willing to blindly follow him.
Perhaps they should learn a martial art that genuinely does teach respect, self control, discipline and more importantly; when and where to use them. Outside club J2 and in the takeaways and taxi ranks on a Saturday night would be a good start.
Ummm.... That's precisely what I was saying bandit. It's called sarcasm. Still, it doesn't stop these morons going in town for a battle does it?
[quote][p][bold]OldBoltonian[/bold] wrote: This genius has posted a picture of the alleged perpetrator on his Facebook page and also admitted to a physical assault; "after a Gentle Squeeze of his throat". So if it ever had gone all the way to Court, Mr Holt would have scuppered his own prosecution case. Check out some of the comments of his moronic sycophants: "Should of cleaned him with a rib shot mate" and "stick em in a car boot take em up to the moors strip em naked hands tied behind there back with a sign around there neck saying I AM A BURGLAR PLEASE STOP AND GIVE ME A SLAP" These comments are indicative of the general level of tolerance and intelligence of Mr Holt's followers. I speak from experience when I say that under his tutelage, learners become aggressive and intolerant, I certainly wouldn't want my children learning such aggression at an early age. As for the fly posting that is prevalent around the town, the law should be brought to bear about this littering, however I would expect that it would be one of his learners that does all the leg work, this chap is simply the chief monkey and has hordes of really intelligent individuals that are willing to blindly follow him. Perhaps they should learn a martial art that genuinely does teach respect, self control, discipline and more importantly; when and where to use them. Outside club J2 and in the takeaways and taxi ranks on a Saturday night would be a good start.[/p][/quote]Ummm.... That's precisely what I was saying bandit. It's called sarcasm. Still, it doesn't stop these morons going in town for a battle does it? OldBoltonian
  • Score: 19

12:01am Fri 27 Jun 14

OldBoltonian says...

Also: Mr Michael Sweeney probably has cause for litigation.

http://www.cps.gov.u
k/legal/s_to_u/sente
ncing_manual/kidnapp
ing_false_imprisonme
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I suggest that he contacts a legal professional at his earliest possible opportunity.
Also: Mr Michael Sweeney probably has cause for litigation. http://www.cps.gov.u k/legal/s_to_u/sente ncing_manual/kidnapp ing_false_imprisonme nt/ I suggest that he contacts a legal professional at his earliest possible opportunity. OldBoltonian
  • Score: 11

12:31am Fri 27 Jun 14

OldBoltonian says...

Just a 'heads up'...
Vulnerability of victim. (Everyone presumes the victim: is a 'drug addict - ref: Sandy Holt Facebook page)
Unpleasant circumstances of detention, such as degradation (Made to take shoes off under threat; throat held)...
Effect upon victim: threats intended to discourage victim from reporting the offence: I'm sure that one speaks for itself! Just look at his comments on his FB Page.
Just a 'heads up'... Vulnerability of victim. (Everyone presumes the victim: is a 'drug addict - ref: Sandy Holt Facebook page) Unpleasant circumstances of detention, such as degradation (Made to take shoes off under threat; throat held)... Effect upon victim: threats intended to discourage victim from reporting the offence: I'm sure that one speaks for itself! Just look at his comments on his FB Page. OldBoltonian
  • Score: 14

8:25am Fri 27 Jun 14

lil jake says...

Hahaha!
True colours come owt on here 100% jealousy to all those who are slateing sandIt's holt .
Its not sandys fault hes a Bolton icon, if u knew the bloke from a friend point of view ur conclusion of him would change.
He as younger aged people that hang about with him because he is inspiring and people look at him as a role model and sandy is all about learning people life skills as also great Thai boxing skills in the ring. And obviously u people hu are calling him have Noffing else better to do with ur lifes. As a friend and retired Thai boxer rock on sandy Holt keep making these people jelouse :-) chok Dee :-)
Hahaha! True colours come owt on here 100% jealousy to all those who are slateing sandIt's holt . Its not sandys fault hes a Bolton icon, if u knew the bloke from a friend point of view ur conclusion of him would change. He as younger aged people that hang about with him because he is inspiring and people look at him as a role model and sandy is all about learning people life skills as also great Thai boxing skills in the ring. And obviously u people hu are calling him have Noffing else better to do with ur lifes. As a friend and retired Thai boxer rock on sandy Holt keep making these people jelouse :-) chok Dee :-) lil jake
  • Score: -11

10:33am Fri 27 Jun 14

bandit14 says...

lil jake wrote:
Hahaha!
True colours come owt on here 100% jealousy to all those who are slateing sandIt's holt .
Its not sandys fault hes a Bolton icon, if u knew the bloke from a friend point of view ur conclusion of him would change.
He as younger aged people that hang about with him because he is inspiring and people look at him as a role model and sandy is all about learning people life skills as also great Thai boxing skills in the ring. And obviously u people hu are calling him have Noffing else better to do with ur lifes. As a friend and retired Thai boxer rock on sandy Holt keep making these people jelouse :-) chok Dee :-)
We who have known sandy through training just laugh at these mindless morons on here who try to put his charachter down, his success as got a lot of non achievers spitting nasty jealous venom, good luck sandy in your future from one of your many respectfull former students
[quote][p][bold]lil jake[/bold] wrote: Hahaha! True colours come owt on here 100% jealousy to all those who are slateing sandIt's holt . Its not sandys fault hes a Bolton icon, if u knew the bloke from a friend point of view ur conclusion of him would change. He as younger aged people that hang about with him because he is inspiring and people look at him as a role model and sandy is all about learning people life skills as also great Thai boxing skills in the ring. And obviously u people hu are calling him have Noffing else better to do with ur lifes. As a friend and retired Thai boxer rock on sandy Holt keep making these people jelouse :-) chok Dee :-)[/p][/quote]We who have known sandy through training just laugh at these mindless morons on here who try to put his charachter down, his success as got a lot of non achievers spitting nasty jealous venom, good luck sandy in your future from one of your many respectfull former students bandit14
  • Score: 0

12:22pm Fri 27 Jun 14

mark foley says...

HA!! love it ,well done sandy , perfect ...bet the guy was feeling a right wally ..
HA!! love it ,well done sandy , perfect ...bet the guy was feeling a right wally .. mark foley
  • Score: 0

3:25pm Fri 27 Jun 14

unknown 1 says...

Another publicity stunt from this attention seeking clown. By his monstrosity of a haircut and his obsession with flyposting its clear all he wants is attention. Jelousy doesnt come into it, people dont like the fact that he's a litterbug, a self centred arse hole and speaks fake words to his diluded belivers! This guy thinks he can park in disabled spots and on double yellows, why?? Because he's God?? No, because he's a jumped up over rated arsehole thats why!
Another publicity stunt from this attention seeking clown. By his monstrosity of a haircut and his obsession with flyposting its clear all he wants is attention. Jelousy doesnt come into it, people dont like the fact that he's a litterbug, a self centred arse hole and speaks fake words to his diluded belivers! This guy thinks he can park in disabled spots and on double yellows, why?? Because he's God?? No, because he's a jumped up over rated arsehole thats why! unknown 1
  • Score: 9

1:19pm Sat 28 Jun 14

Kreskin. says...

Unknown1 has got it right! And I am a hater ! I hate people who fly post , I hate attention seeking publicity whores who turn events such as this into a major event, and I hate people who believe their own hype ! Mr Holt is deluded about his own age and hangs around with kids who haven't yet seen through him! He is a public nuisance who thinks he is above the rest , I would urge people to complain to Bolton Council about the fly posting and have the real culprit brought to task.
Unknown1 has got it right! And I am a hater ! I hate people who fly post , I hate attention seeking publicity whores who turn events such as this into a major event, and I hate people who believe their own hype ! Mr Holt is deluded about his own age and hangs around with kids who haven't yet seen through him! He is a public nuisance who thinks he is above the rest , I would urge people to complain to Bolton Council about the fly posting and have the real culprit brought to task. Kreskin.
  • Score: 7

6:29pm Sat 28 Jun 14

the hand says...

Like him or loath him this story shouldn't even have made print
Like him or loath him this story shouldn't even have made print the hand
  • Score: -1

8:06pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Lancashire always says...

Womble wrote:
I'm guessing that the haters on here don't know anything about Mr. Holt. You only have to read the Bolton News archives to see how much fantastic work he's done in the community, supporting anti-bullying campaigns, raising thousands of pounds for various charities and helping hundreds of kids to enjoy a sport whilst builds their confidence and fitness, instead of them just sitting in front of the TV all the time.

And before anyone starts accusing me of being his mate, no, I'm not. I'm not even a member of his gym, but I do pay attention to what I read in the paper. The haters need to get a life, or maybe a better hobby.
I do know him he is a great guy as honest as the day is long and dedicated to all people he trains or those he doesn't . He used to phone my son when he tried out Thai Boxing he didn't like it and went on to do So bak do a non confrontational karate he encouraged my son who did very well. If girls do hang around him you can be sure he is supporting them he is not a perv. One of the greater products to come out of Bolton I for one am very glad to know him,
The lad is very lucky It was Sandy that caught him it could have been a completely different ending I know I wouldn't have been so tolerant if I had found him trying to break into my house !
[quote][p][bold]Womble[/bold] wrote: I'm guessing that the haters on here don't know anything about Mr. Holt. You only have to read the Bolton News archives to see how much fantastic work he's done in the community, supporting anti-bullying campaigns, raising thousands of pounds for various charities and helping hundreds of kids to enjoy a sport whilst builds their confidence and fitness, instead of them just sitting in front of the TV all the time. And before anyone starts accusing me of being his mate, no, I'm not. I'm not even a member of his gym, but I do pay attention to what I read in the paper. The haters need to get a life, or maybe a better hobby.[/p][/quote]I do know him he is a great guy as honest as the day is long and dedicated to all people he trains or those he doesn't . He used to phone my son when he tried out Thai Boxing he didn't like it and went on to do So bak do a non confrontational karate he encouraged my son who did very well. If girls do hang around him you can be sure he is supporting them he is not a perv. One of the greater products to come out of Bolton I for one am very glad to know him, The lad is very lucky It was Sandy that caught him it could have been a completely different ending I know I wouldn't have been so tolerant if I had found him trying to break into my house ! Lancashire always
  • Score: -1

11:12pm Mon 30 Jun 14

lesley06 says...

I find it disturbing that people have such hatred to actively write utter **** about Sandy. He's a lovely, genuine and top bloke. He interacts with all his students and encourages them to be the best they can be. Yes he may be a little crazy, he will be the first to admit that he's slightly bonkers, but for gods sake its called having a personality and being true enough to yourself not to suppress it in order to fit in with all you mind narrowed jealous people out there who only see black and white. And his "littering" is advertising his business, and he works very hard at it too....any business person out there gets their name out as much as possible...it's called marketing not littering!!!! Ignore all the jealous comments Sandy, they obviously have nothing better to do than make slanderous comments about you. And the reason he had lots of young girls around him is because he teaches them, they look up to him and hey he's got bags more character than you whingey arses out there!!!
I find it disturbing that people have such hatred to actively write utter **** about Sandy. He's a lovely, genuine and top bloke. He interacts with all his students and encourages them to be the best they can be. Yes he may be a little crazy, he will be the first to admit that he's slightly bonkers, but for gods sake its called having a personality and being true enough to yourself not to suppress it in order to fit in with all you mind narrowed jealous people out there who only see black and white. And his "littering" is advertising his business, and he works very hard at it too....any business person out there gets their name out as much as possible...it's called marketing not littering!!!! Ignore all the jealous comments Sandy, they obviously have nothing better to do than make slanderous comments about you. And the reason he had lots of young girls around him is because he teaches them, they look up to him and hey he's got bags more character than you whingey arses out there!!! lesley06
  • Score: -2

4:47am Tue 1 Jul 14

Allan k says...

Kreskin. wrote:
Kitty89 are you a follower ? A true believer ? He's all hype and I would say anything I wanted to him, as I have before ! He 5ft nothing of bulls@t and bravado.
kreskin ur a crustation of cow dung that hides ur face or faces behind the news paper comments ur the biggest bull *hiter in bolton. Sandy holt ur a gud man who helps people, dont listen to the crap from negative people they aint worth it! kreskin and unknown 1 your probably the 2 that got away
[quote][p][bold]Kreskin.[/bold] wrote: Kitty89 are you a follower ? A true believer ? He's all hype and I would say anything I wanted to him, as I have before ! He 5ft nothing of bulls@t and bravado.[/p][/quote]kreskin ur a crustation of cow dung that hides ur face or faces behind the news paper comments ur the biggest bull *hiter in bolton. Sandy holt ur a gud man who helps people, dont listen to the crap from negative people they aint worth it! kreskin and unknown 1 your probably the 2 that got away Allan k
  • Score: -4

7:02am Tue 1 Jul 14

Swifty007 says...

I have know Sandy for over 20 years and he is a top bloke.
All the idiots on here calling him why don't you get a life.
He has done more in people's life's than you ever will.
He should of smashed that thief to bits for clearly trying to break into his gym. But he did not. Self control.
He is a top banana.
Got nothing good to say why don't you do one!!!!
I have know Sandy for over 20 years and he is a top bloke. All the idiots on here calling him why don't you get a life. He has done more in people's life's than you ever will. He should of smashed that thief to bits for clearly trying to break into his gym. But he did not. Self control. He is a top banana. Got nothing good to say why don't you do one!!!! Swifty007
  • Score: -5

8:11am Tue 1 Jul 14

Bill Morna says...

I am AMAZED that some people post such diverse rubbish about someone they obviously hardly know. Where I stand as 1) a retired School Teacher of 35 years 2) a former Martial Artist and 3) a part owner of a business based in the North West. I have done business with Sandy for over 15 years - I visit many gyms and especially Martial Arts Gyms - IF you were to look at MY Facebook page you will see I constantly share statuses that Sandy posts about his lessons - I personally recommend young and old to attend his gym for fitness and confidence - he is the most gentle of instructors with young children and so are his instructors - Thai Boxing IS a contact sport yes - BUT that's not what is first apparent in the gym - RESPECT is the first and most important aspect. WHICH of the 2 people in the story would YOU let your child hang round with - the person arrested for attempted burglary or Sandy Holt? Whose values would YOU prefer your child takes on board?

There are too many people here 'Trolling' I believe it is called whereas the silent majority stand with and respect Sandy for all he has done for Bolton - the number of children who now walk a different path away from violence, drugs and lawlessness cannot be counted.

Well done Sandy for showing the TRUE spirit of Martial Arts - which is to defend the weak - REMEMBER the story says there were instructors AND students inside when this happened - what if the persons breaking in were armed and had intent to harm how would YOU have reacted in that scenario?

Sandy and his gym are world famous I applaud all his charitable efforts and also the massive influx of people who come to watch the Thai Boxing events that his gym promotes in the area - these people spend a lot of money at the hotels and restaurants in the area, so in closing you have a TRUE Martial Artist in your midst who LIVES by the values that we should all aspire to. Bill Moran
I am AMAZED that some people post such diverse rubbish about someone they obviously hardly know. Where I stand as 1) a retired School Teacher of 35 years 2) a former Martial Artist and 3) a part owner of a business based in the North West. I have done business with Sandy for over 15 years - I visit many gyms and especially Martial Arts Gyms - IF you were to look at MY Facebook page you will see I constantly share statuses that Sandy posts about his lessons - I personally recommend young and old to attend his gym for fitness and confidence - he is the most gentle of instructors with young children and so are his instructors - Thai Boxing IS a contact sport yes - BUT that's not what is first apparent in the gym - RESPECT is the first and most important aspect. WHICH of the 2 people in the story would YOU let your child hang round with - the person arrested for attempted burglary or Sandy Holt? Whose values would YOU prefer your child takes on board? There are too many people here 'Trolling' I believe it is called whereas the silent majority stand with and respect Sandy for all he has done for Bolton - the number of children who now walk a different path away from violence, drugs and lawlessness cannot be counted. Well done Sandy for showing the TRUE spirit of Martial Arts - which is to defend the weak - REMEMBER the story says there were instructors AND students inside when this happened - what if the persons breaking in were armed and had intent to harm how would YOU have reacted in that scenario? Sandy and his gym are world famous I applaud all his charitable efforts and also the massive influx of people who come to watch the Thai Boxing events that his gym promotes in the area - these people spend a lot of money at the hotels and restaurants in the area, so in closing you have a TRUE Martial Artist in your midst who LIVES by the values that we should all aspire to. Bill Moran Bill Morna
  • Score: 0

8:29am Tue 1 Jul 14

Shedmund says...

Old boltonian ,you need some common sense knocking into you preferably with a piece of 2"x 4"
Old boltonian ,you need some common sense knocking into you preferably with a piece of 2"x 4" Shedmund
  • Score: -4

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