Martin Thompson, 53, and son Edward, 18, suffered serious injuries on their driveway after confronting three youths whose target had knocked on their front door begging for help.'Youths'..?
Edward, a student, was left critically ill with a punctured lung but was yesterday said to be improving.
Neighbourhood Inspector for West Heath, Vanessa Eyles, said: 'This is a horrific, unprovoked attack on a public-spirited father and son who were trying to stop trouble.Which is why you've issued descriptions of the men you are seeking, right? No?
'Our thoughts are with their family at this time. We would urge anyone with information to come forward.'
Well, over to the victims, then:
Mr Thompson said: ‘It was just a quiet night in. I heard this kerfuffle outside and there was banging on my door.I see...
‘An Asian youth came running into the house, shouting, “shut the door, they’re going to stab me”. He was obviously terrified.
‘Three black people came to the top of the drive, and I said, “he’s in with me now, go away”. But they said, “no”, and they wanted to stab him because he has threatened to stab someone else.
His father, who suffered stab wounds to the torso, said the incident in West Heath, Birmingham, would make him ‘think twice’ about acting as a Good Samaritan.It'd make me think twice about living in West Heath, Birmingham...