6:37 pm, Sun 17 Nov 2013
Police are appealing for help from the public in the hunt to find three burglars who stabbed a man at his home in Wellfield Avenue in Luton in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Police have been conducting finger print searches and scouring neighbouring gardens, searching for clues, as Olivia Paterson reports.
12:56 pm, Sun 17 Nov 2013
Police carry out finger tip searches of the house
Credit: Olivia Paterson
A father suffered serious injuries after being stabbed by three burglars when he tried to protect his wife and daughter in Luton.
The 47-year-old, named locally as Tony Abrahams, confronted the intruders after being woken by a noise at his house in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Three men, described by Bedfordshire Police as black and in their twenties, are believed to have forced their way into the home in Wellfield Avenue at about 3am.
The victim was "attacked and stabbed" by the offenders, who then fled the scene.
The father-of-one was taken to Luton and Dunstable Hospital, where he remains in a serious but stable condition.
3:20 pm, Sat 16 Nov 2013
A man's in a serious but stable condition in hospital after he was stabbed several times during a burglary in Luton.
Police say it happened around half past three on Saturday morning when three men forced their way into a house in Wellfield Avenue while everyone was sleeping.
The 47 year old victim woke up and confrionted the burglars but was stabbed. The men then ran away.
The victim's wife and daughter raised the alarm and he was taken to the Luton and Dunstable Hospital.
DC Mo Hussain is keen to hear from any witnesses who may have seen the three offenders.
The first offender was a black male around 20 years of age, 5 feet tall. The second offender was also a black male, 5 feet 10 inches tall. The third offender was a black male, around 20 years old.