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Many years after this photo was taken a Scottish newspaper ran comments from people who claimed first hand knowledge of the event and the people involved, including the photographer: https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/12748743.revealed-identity-of-razor-attack-victim/.
My favorite comment: “George [Johnston] and his wife, Netta, had a holiday home on Arran and retired there when he left the force. He often told the story of that day and displayed the scar on his left arm. He said he was following the thug in question who, realising what was going on, turned, drew his weapon and attacked. At the same time, George put his right hand inside his coat – as can be plainly seen – to draw his baton, and put his left arm up in an attempt to fend off the razor. Funnily enough, my son called him Zorro because of his resemblance to the fictitious bladesman, which delighted him so much that he took to signing birthday and other cards with a large "Z". George died on Arran some years ago, where he is still remembered.”
Heroic detective – he’s fighting a man with a knife who can levitate