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Duo raided home in drugs blunder

A DAD was stabbed when two teenagers raided his Castle Bromwich home, believing it was a cannabis factory.

A DAD was stabbed when two teenagers raided his Castle Bromwich home, believing it was a cannabis factory.

Reis Hamblin, 19, and Kain Fox, 18, had ransacked the family home in Musborough Close, a quiet cul-de-sac.

At Birmingham Crown Court last week, the pair were imprisoned for six and seven years respectively.

The victims, a couple and their young son, had been sat watching TV when they heard a noise in the garden.

When the father went to investigate, he was confronted and attacked by two masked men.

He was stabbed in the groin, slashed across the neck and sprayed in the face with a noxious substance.

As his wife frantically tried to raise the alarm, the robbers sprayed her in the face as well.

Their son had run upstairs to hide, while the robbers scoured the property.

Following the incident, on October 9 last year, Hamblin, of Moseley, and Fox, of no fixed abode, were arrested.

When interviewed, it became clear that the teenagers were under the false impression the address was a drugs factory.

They had gone there to steal the crop, but fled with little more than a mobile phone.

Det Con Phil Rogers said: “This was a violent attack on an innocent family and we welcome the sentences.”

 

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