“My knife attack ordeal” from Potters Bar man

A MAN was repeatedly stabbed as he fought off a crazed intruder who had burst into his home.

Hayden Davies wrestled with the maniac burglar while his terrified family watched in horror on Sunday night.

The 30-year-old was at home in Coningsby Drive, Potters Bar, with girlfriend Patricia Briggs, 50, step-daughter Shannon Ryan, 14, and step-mum Joyce Nolan, 83, when the “madman” approached the front door at 11.15pm.

Mr Davies said: “I opened the door and he kicked the door back in my face.

“He said he would stab me and drew a knife out and I backed away.


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“He then burst into the house and into the kitchen screaming ‘give me the money, give me the money Johnny’ but I told him I didn’t know what or who he was talking about.”

After a violent struggle, Mr Davies managed to get the thug outside.

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“He looked like he was on drugs and still tried to get back in and was waving the knife,” he continued.

“He was crazed.

“I punched him in the face and he run off to get into a car [a silver saloon in which there was a getaway driver].

“My girlfriend and step-daughter were screaming.

“It was madness.”

Unemployed Mr Davies was at first unaware he had been stabbed several times in both arms.

“I didn’t know I’d been stabbed until afterwards.

“I was covered in blood,” he said.

He added: “It was obviously the wrong house as I had never seen him before.

“I was scared for my family and had to risk my own safety for them.

“But 100 per cent I would do it again to protect my family and home.”

Detective sergeant Paul Spencer is appealing for witnesses.

He said: “The man in the house was very brave to confront the offender.

“While people have the right to protect their property, we would always remind them to not to put themselves in danger and to call police immediately.”

The attacker is described as a white man, in his mid 20s, around 5ft 7in tall with short brown hair.

He had an Irish accent and was wearing a grey top and dark trousers.

Anyone with information should call police on 0845 33 00 222.

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