A teenage boy has appeared in court charged with the attempted murder of a father-of-three in his own home during a burglary.
The 16-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, stands accused over an attack on Tony Abrahams.
Mr Abrahams, 47, was stabbed repeatedly by intruders after his daughter was woken by them in her bedroom at 3.25am.
He confronted them and was attacked on his own landing in Luton, Bedfordshire, before the burglars fled.
Doctors described his condition as serious but stable following treatment to four knife wounds. Detectives investigating the attack arrested the teenager in London.
He has also been charged with aggravated burglary of a rose gold watch, a Blackberry mobile phone, £240 pounds in cash and a set of car keys.
Following the appearance before Luton Youth Court the young defendant was remanded into secure accommodation.
Police are still appealing for anyone with information on the attack to contact them.
Mr Abrahams, said to be in a serious but stable condition, was taken to Luton and Dunstable Hospital after his wife Catrina, 52, and daughter raised the alarm at 3.25am.
His two daughters said earlier this week: "Dad is doing alright."
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