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9 August 2016, 17:37
A 15 year-old boy has been stabbed twice in the hand - after tacking two burglars who were dressed like Ninjas in Houghton Regis.
Charlie McGhee, his dad Arthur and brother Joshua, 16, chased the pair from their home in Millers Way early this morning (Tues 9th).
As they held onto one of the pair Charlie was stabbed with a Stanley knife.
Arthur said: "They came in the house. My sons came upstairs said two blokes dressed like Ninjas have come in. We went up the road after them and held them and called the old boy. They ran off but Charlie blocked him and wouldn't let him go. His mate stabbed him twice in the hand to try and let his mate go, but he held on and the police arrived.
"Fortunately both boys are tough. They do karate."
Charlie was treated at the Luton and Dunstable hospital.
From Bedfordshire Police:
A 15 year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary following an incident in Houghton Regis this morning (Tuesday).
Police were called at approximately 1am to reports of two boys attempting to breaking into a property in Millers Way.
During the incident, one of the occupants of the house is believed to have been stabbed in the hand by one of the offenders.
One of the offenders was apprehended at the scene by another one of the occupants and was subsequently arrested. He has been taken to police custody for questioning.
The second offender managed to flee the scene and police are appealing for anyone with information to contact them on 101 quoting reference number 12 of 9 August.