Did he know how dangerous his actions were? It didn't seem to matter to the 13-year-old girl from Northern Ireland. When a group of armed men broke into a house in Lisnaskea, 150 kilometers from Belfast on Saturday night, the life of their eleven-month-old nephew was more important to them than theirs.
The girl didn't run away. He faced intruders. They then attacked with a machete – and severely injured. The girl had to be hospitalized. His condition was "serious but stable," local police said in a press release on Twitter. The child, his nephew, survived unharmed.
Family of a teenage girl: "It's a heroine"
Even a 41-year-old woman, who was also at home at the time of the crime, was wounded. The attackers also attacked. She had to be hospitalized for leg injuries. In the meantime it had been released again.
The courage of the teenager fills his family with pride and gratitude. "She is 13 years old, threw herself on the child and saved his life, is a heroine," said Elizabeth Jovce, a relative of the young girl, the British BBC television station visibly distanced from the events.
Northern Ireland: the reason for the perpetrators is not clear
The reason why the authors invaded the house and injured women with a machete is unclear. The police are now investigating an attempted murder. "It must have been terrible for the people involved and we are doing everything we can to find those responsible," according to the police press release, according to which various clues are followed by investigators asking for witnesses' testimony,
swell: BBC / Police Service of Northern Ireland