A 15-year-old boy was stabbed twice in the hand after taking on two burglars who were dressed like Ninjas.
Charlie McGhee, his dad Arthur and brother Joshua, 16, chased the pair from their home in Millers Way, Houghton Regis early this morning.
As they held onto one of the pair Charlie was stabbed with a Stanley knife.
Arthur said: “They came in the house. My sons came upstairs said two blokes dressed like Ninjas have come in.
“We went up the road after them and held them and called the old boy.
“They ran off but Charlie blocked him and wouldn’t let him go.
“His mate stabbed him twice in the hand to try and let his mate go, but he held on and the police arrived.
“Fortunately both boys are tough.
“They do karate.”
Charlie was treated at the Luton and Dunstable hospital.
A teenage boy, 15, has been arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary.
A Bedfordshire Police spokesman said: “Police were called at approximately 1am to reports of two boys attempting to breaking into a property in Millers Way.
“One of the offenders was apprehended at the scene by another one of the occupants and was subsequently arrested.
“He has been taken to police custody for questioning.”