All charges to be dropped against this man for stabbing a burglar who broke into his home

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The arrested man has been named by neighbours as Richard Osborn-Brooks. Credit: Facebook
A 78-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder after fatally wounding an intruder during a suspected burglary at his home has been named locally as Richard Osborn-Brooks.

Two men entered the property in Further Green Road in Hither Green, south-east London, early on Wednesday morning.

One suspect, armed with a screwdriver, forced the pensioner into his kitchen when he discovered them, while his accomplice went upstairs, Scotland Yard said.

A struggle ensued, during which "one of the males found inside the property sustained a stab wound to the upper body", according to police.

Officers were called to reports of a burglary in progress at around 12.45am and the London Ambulance Service took the wounded man to a central London hospital, where he died at 3.37am. 

The force was unable to confirm whether the suspect had been stabbed with the screwdriver.

The pensioner suffered bruising to his arms and was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm, police said.

He remains in custody at a south London police station.


alls this man did was protect his family and his home! Please sign this petition  so all charges against him are dropped, why should this man be sentanced for protecting himself from an intruder who shouldn’t be there! The justice system needs change !