Within the early hours of this morning, two males broke right into a home in London. Sadly for the burglars they ran right into a 78-year-old man who’s reported to have killed one of many burglars in his kitchen.
The person, who has since been named as Richard Osborne-Brooks, is believed to have confronted the burglars, at which level one in every of them, armed with a screwdriver, pressured him into the kitchen, whereas the opposite man went upstairs.
Detectives investigating the case, imagine there was a wrestle within the kitchen which resulted within the burglar, aged 38, receiving a stab wound within the higher chest.
The person was later discovered by paramedics collapsed within the highway exterior ‘coated in blood’. He was rushed to hospital however pronounced useless at three:37am.
One witness claims he heard ‘moaning and groaning’ earlier than a person, considered the burglar, collapsed to the bottom. One other man, considered his confederate, was seen attempting to choose up the physique and put it right into a white van however was unsuccessful and fled the scene alone.
Brooks was later arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily hurt nonetheless it has since been modified to homicide.
Osborne-Brooks’ neighbour, Nick Myatt, defined that the suspect lives together with his disabled spouse who he takes care of.
I noticed him a couple of occasions, he’s a stunning previous man and he cares for his spouse who I feel has dementia or is disabled. He’s a pleasant man, good to speak to.
He’s an previous man – it’s a disgrace actually. I hope the legislation sees sense and let’s him off. I don’t suppose it’s proper.
I don’t know his identify. I simply hope he will get off. One of many police advised me it’s positively him that’s been arrested.
One other man who lives close-by additionally described Brooks as a ‘good man’.
I’ve performed some jobs for him. It’s positively no 23. He’s retired, however a pleasant man, retains himself to himself.
Goes out buying as soon as every week and that’s about it.
He’s been retired on a regular basis I’ve been right here – about 20 years. Good as pie that’s all I can inform you.
One man who lives close by stated that there had been a spate of burglaries within the space just lately.
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