U.K. police arrest 78-year-old man who allegedly stopped a burglar in his home by stabbing him in the chest


LONDON — British police say a 78-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder for allegedly stabbing a burglar who had broken into his home.

The Metropolitan Police force says the homeowner called to report a burglary at his south London home early Wednesday. The man said he had found two men inside the house, and struggled with one, who was stabbed in the upper body.

Police say the suspected burglar was found collapsed in a road nearby and died later in a hospital.

Lawyer: Free speech shields woman charged in mosque burglaryCalifornia man gets stuck in chimney during burglary attemptSocialite daughter of ballet dancers charged with burglary

The homeowner, who suffered bruising to his arms, is being questioned at a police station.

Police and politicians are under pressure to stem a growth in violent crime in London. There have been almost 50 murders so far this year, many of them stabbings involving young people.

…read more

Source:: Nationalpost


(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *