STABBING SHOCK Schoolboy, 15, stabbed in his own home as he tackled two burglars ‘dressed like NINJAS’

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.”

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Duchess of Cambridge opens Bletchley Park restored centre

The Duchess of Cambridge "listens in on the enemy" during a visit to Bletchley Park

The Duchess of Cambridge “listens in on the enemy” during a visit to Bletchley Park

The Duchess of Cambridge has reopened a World War Two codebreaking centre, where her grandmother once worked.

The home of the Government Code and Cypher School in Buckinghamshire cost £8m to restore and was mostly funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The duchess also met Lady Marion Body, a former colleague of her paternal grandmother, Valerie Glassborow, who worked in Hut 16.

The project has seen the buildings returned to their WW2 appearance.

The duchess met with flag-waving children at Bletchley Park The duchess met crowds of children on her visit to Bletchley Park
The Duchess of Cambridge talks with Bletchley veteran Lady Marion Body, who knew her grandmother, during a visit to Bletchley Park The Duchess of Cambridge talks with Bletchley veteran Lady Marion Body, who knew her grandmother, during her visit
Sir John Scarlett, chairman of the Bletchley Park Trust, said: “The work at Bletchley Park made an immense contribution to the victory of Great Britain and our allies in World War Two.

“It was a great honour to welcome the Duchess of Cambridge and to show her where her grandmother worked, especially now that Hut 6, along with other fragile buildings, has been restored to create a permanent and fitting tribute to the thousands of men and women whose work helped to shorten the war.”

Iain Standen, the trust’s chief executive, said the duchess had heard “first-hand memories of her grandmother from her Bletchley Park colleagues, demonstrating how veterans’ recollections are central to telling this remarkable story”.

Ms Glassborow, who married the duchess’ grandfather Peter Middleton, was a civilian staff member at the centre where her twin sister Mary was also employed.

The duchess tried her hand at being a codebreaker during the visit

Documents dated October 1944 show she was probably a duty officer and worked in Hut 16, now restored Hut 6, where it is thought she chose which intercept stations staff should listen to.

The success of the centre’s codebreakers in breaking the German cypher systems Enigma and Lorenz, are credited with shortening the war by two years.

During the tour of the centre, the duchess, dressed in an Alexander McQueen outfit, attempted to intercept radio messages.

Plans for complete restoration began at the end of 2011 when the Heritage Lottery Fund awarded the trust a £5m grant and work began in 2012.

Veteran Lady Marion recalls working with the twin sisters on 15 August 1945 when they heard that the war had ended.

The three were on shift when their superior officer told them a signal had been intercepted between Tokyo and Geneva that the Japanese were surrendering.

“We just sat there in complete silence,” she said.

“Commander Williams then just told us to get on with our work and we all laughed.

“It’s something I could never tell anybody about because we were sworn to secrecy but it was a great moment to feel you were perhaps among the first people who knew the war was at last over.”

She was among other former codebreakers meeting the duchess, who will be planting a tree to commemorate the visit.

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Broxbourne hit by Boeing 777’s engine debris, report says

One of the Boeing 777's engine thrust reversers was damaged

A total of 256 people were on board last December when parts of the engine on the Boeing 777 broke off.

“Considerable amounts” of debris fell on Broxbourne, on 27 December 2012, the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) report said.

The Royal Brunei Airlines jet returned to Heathrow, where he landed safely.

AAIB officials described the incident as “serious”, with the jet becoming the 15th to develop the same engine problem.

Their report stated that having also taken off from Heathrow, the Dubai-bound jet was flying at about 15,000ft (4,572m) when crew heard a “loud rumbling” noise, prompting the 56-year-old captain to turn back.

It was later found that the right-hand Rolls-Royce Trent engine’s inboard thrust reverser was missing a large amount of material from its inner wall and, consequently, the exhaust nozzle had been damaged and become loosely attached.

The AAIB said a number of inspections and modifications were already in place “to try to mitigate inner wall damage and potential parts liberation.”

Its report added that Boeing had advised that the USA’s Federal Aviation Administration may mandate inner-wall replacement on all Rolls-Royce-powered Boeing 777s.

No passengers were hurt in the incident. The AAIB report gave no details of any damage to the property In Broxbourne or if anyone was hurt on the ground



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