28 July, 2011

Self-defence in the News - No. 26

Burglary victim stabs intruder

Burglary victim stabs intruder


11:47 28/07/2011

A burglar was stabbed by the 15-year-old occupant of a West Auckland property he was caught in overnight.

Detective senior sergeant Stan Brown says police understand a father and his 15-year-old son woke to noises on their property just after 1am.

The two then disturbed a 19-year-old man they discovered, he says.

"They went to investigate and located an intruder in their garage. A scuffle ensued during which time the 15-year-old son stabbed the intruder."

The alleged offender is in Auckland Hospital recovering from stab wounds to the torso.

A St John ambulance spokeswoman says they were called by police to the incident at 1.15am after being told the teenager had been stabbed.

His injuries are not considered to be life threatening.

Police have interviewed father and son and investigations continue.

- Auckland Now

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