Sensible decision but a law change is needed

Poor bastard would have gone through hell for months when all he did was stab a scumbag who was attacking him.

A 15-year-old boy who stabbed a burglar in a scuffle inside his West Auckland home has escaped charges.

The schoolboy and his father apprehended the 19-year-old intruder after finding him robbing their Henderson property on July 28.

A source told?The Herald?the intruder tried to escape the house after hearing the boy’s father.

He jumped out of a window, landing on the 15-year-old.

The older teenager was stabbed in an ensuing scuffle.

Police this afternoon said the “public interest” would be best served by referring the incident to Waitakere Youth Aid.

No criminal charges would be laid.

A law change to make this legal would be a good popular move.