Elderly man fought with 'burglar' who broke into his home. Then pensioner was arrested

He was a wanted man at the time of the incident.

As reported by Daily Mail, Richard Osborn-Brooks fought with the suspected burglar Henry Vincent who broke into his London home.

The intruder died from a stab wound. It has been reported that the second man remains on the run. The 78-year-old homeowner was later arrested.

In 2003, Vincent served four-and-a-half years in jail for a building scam alongside his father, Henry Charles Vincent, and five of his uncles.

He was also locked up for six years from 2009 after he scammed an 81-year-old, who paid a hefty amount of money for a single tile to be repaired on his roof.

In 2013, he was put on Kent Police's 'most wanted' list after a distraction burglary in the Kent area.

According to Mirror, at 12.45am, Osborn-Brooks was in bed with his disabled wife Maureen at the time Vincent and his accomplice broke into their home.

The Metropolitan Police stated that Vincent, who was armed with a screwdriver, forced Osborn-Brooks into his kitchen when he discovered them. His accomplice, meanwhile, allegedly went upstairs.

According to a witness, Vincent was dragged by his accomplice toward a van before leaving him for dead. The London Ambulance Service took him to hospital but he died shortly.

The police said that the second man has not been discovered yet. They later arrested Osborn-Brooks.

The pensioner suffered bruising to his arms. His friends were shocked when they learned that he was arrested. They described Osborn-Brooks as a gentle person and a devoted husband, Daily Mail reported.

"He was gentle and very intelligent, probably too intelligent for the job he was doing then. He was never rowing or shouting at people. He was a very calm person," said Tony Guest, who worked with Osborn-Brooks in the 1970s at the offices of the RAC in Croydon.

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