A Dundee man who won a bravery award for foiling an attempted theft by a masked man at the post office where he worked has died at the age of 71.
Alistair Carmichael refused to hand over the £10,000 in the safe and chased the would-be thief when he ran from the Kingsway Post Office, Strathmartine Road, in January 1997.
Mr Carmichael was born in Dundee and educated at Glebelands Primary and Stobswell schools, before serving his time as a carpenter at the Caledon shipyard.
He worked in England for a time, and on his return to Dundee in the mid-1960s worked at the Kingsway Post Office, where his brother Ian was postmaster.
The brothers worked together until they both retired in 2004.
Mr Carmichael was presented with a Post Office bravery award after the events in 1997, which led to a man being convicted and sentenced to nine months in prison.
His actions were praised as “positive and courageous” by the sheriff conducting the trial, but Mr Carmichael was modest about what he had done.
At the award presentation he said, “It was one of those automatic reactions to a situation I didn’t give it a thought at the time as it was just a case of protecting your property.”
Mr Carmichael is survived by his wife Helen and by his brother.