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.
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.
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.