As the crime epidemic continues in London and the Police are facing accusations that they are losing control of the capital a 78-YEAR-OLD homeowner has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a burglar died after being stabbed when he broke into his house. Police indicated two men had broken in at around 12.45am today, when the homeowner tried to defend himself.
It is though that one of the burglars was upstairs ransacking the property when the pensioner was forced into the Kitchen and a struggle then started leaving the other burglar with a stab wound to his chest and he then died after being rushed to hospital.
Forensic detectives are still on the scene and are searching for the second burglar. A spokesperson said: "The homeowner suffered bruising to his arms. His injuries are not life threatening. He was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and further arrested on suspicion of murder."
One neighbour of 20 years said: "It's a very quiet road, normally we do not get police incidents down this road. There are a lot of older people on this road so I was quite surprised to hear about. I've been here 20 years and most people get on with others round here. Why were the men at his house? The man has a right to defend his home. They should let him go."
If he is charged with murder it will send shockwaves and fear throughout the UK if that you and try and defend yourself against burglars or other criminals you yourself could end up going to Jail!