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.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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