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A GOOD Samaritan was brutally attacked and stabbed in the neck after he stood up to a gang of thugs who had torched a car in his street.
Have a go hero John Glynn was viciously stabbed and beaten up after he confronted three men who had crashed a car into a neighbour’s vehicle last weekend.
The 46-year-old dad staggered to a neighbour’s door soaked in blood begging for help in what was described as ‘something out of a horror film’.
After being rushed to hospital ‘gushing with blood’, the car salesman was yesterday/today (MON) recovering in hospital with his family – who said he was lucky to be alive.
Nephew Daniel Chilton, 27, from Chelmsley Wood, Birmingham, said: “His throat was slashed and they stabbed him in the head with some kind of blunt object.
“Doctors have stapled his throat and are now waiting for the swelling to go down. His injuries are really, bad but he is awake and talking. He is very drowsy though, so not everything makes sense.
“He told us that he woke up at 6am and heard a crash so he went outside to see if everyone was okay and to see if he could help.
“The next thing his neck is slashed and three of them pile on top of him punching and kicking.
“He was only trying to be a good Samaritan. He is lucky to be alive.
“We have all been in pieces. My mum and his partner Jackie have been so upset. My uncle, known as Johnny, is well known and respected in the community.”
Land Rover employee Mohammed Shafi opened the door to find his neighbour covered in blood.
The 56-year-old was awoken at 6am when Mr Glynn staggered to his door and rang the bell.
His wife Abida Begun said: “I was in bed but my daughter saw him and was really shocked because his neck was gushing with blood.
“She was really scared – she said it was like something out of a horror film.”
The couple’s other daughter Tazbila, 28, who lives opposite, added: “Apparently the guy that lives there tried to stop them. He heard the noise and went running out. They were going to set the car on fire.
“They hit him over the head and slashed his throat and tried to throw him underneath a motor home.
“He was still conscious and managed to get to my dad’s door and he called the ambulance.”
Mrs Shafi, a foster carer, continued: “He was just being a good Samaritan which is the worst part about it.
“He is a sweet guy, a nice guy. He lives there alone. He will help out with whatever he can. He is always over helping out with the car and will find us spare parts – he is fantastic. He is a really good neighbour.
“He was just helping out the neighbour by saying to the men ‘what are you doing?’ and tried to stop them setting it alight because he heard the crash.”
Talking about the area, the mum-of-two said: “It is a lovely quiet road. You don’t get the gangs walking around. It is a nice road.
“It was a Sunday morning. Everyone was asleep. It is scary to have something like that happen on your doorstep. If it was the middle of the night you would think it’s just drunks, but it was early morning, people are up to get their newspaper.
“There are a lot of kids around here walking around because there are two schools nearby.
“It is vicious.”
The incident was first reported as a road collision, but as more details came to light police found the car had been stolen in a burglary overnight. The vehicle was badly damaged after what is believed to be a crash.
It was also burnt out and a trail of blood was found on the nearby pavement. The area was taped off and forensic officers were on the scene throughout yesterday morning while house-to-house inquiries were made.
Inspector Bernard McEldowney, from West Midlands Police, said: “It looks like a member of the public has gone out to see what’s happened and has allegedly been attacked by an offender. He had an injury to the throat. It is being treated as attempted murder.”