Police honour Gosport man stabbed as he tackled burglar

A MAN has been commended for his bravery after risking his life to stop a would-be burglar breaking into a house.

Friday, 23rd December 2016, 6:00 am
Updated Thursday, 29th December 2016, 3:12 pm
Steve Burns with Hampshire Constabulary's chief constable Olivia Pinkney Picture: Jan Brayley / Hampshire Constabulary

Steve Burns stopped a man breaking into a home in Bevis Road, Gosport, on January 8.

Mr Burns saw Andrew Miles, 35, acting suspiciously.

A scuffle broke out between the pair, during which Mr Burns was stabbed several times with a screwdriver, causing life-threatening injuries, including a perforated lung.

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Miles, 35, pleaded guilty to having a bladed article, unlawful wounding and damaging property. He was sentenced to 28 months in prison.

Mr Burns was awarded the Chief Constable’s Certificate of Commendation for his actions.