Hero Dad, 48, suffers a deep stab wound that "could have killed him" while defending his wife and son, aged 16, during the invasion of the home
- Byron Woods, of Pagewood in Sydney, had a stab wound of seven centimeters
- Three people, who are believed to be teenagers, attacked two children sleeping at home
- Mr. Woods was stabbed almost fatally while trying to save the two teenagers
Claudia Poposki for Daily Mail Australia
A 48-year-old father has been stabbed while trying to protect his family during an invasion of his home.
Byron Woods, of Pagewood, in southeastern Sydney, suffered a stab wound of seven centimeters, which according to the paramedics could have killed him.
His 16-year-old son, Thomas, was punched in the face and also had to be taken to the hospital.
Byron Woods (pictured), of Pagewood in south-east Sydney, suffered a seven-centimeter knife wound, which the paramedics said could have killed him.
Two teenagers were sleeping in the converted garage when the three suspects entered (In the picture: Thomas, Mr. Woods' son)
Three suspects, believed to be between 16 and 17 years old, jumped the back fence of the house and entered the garage just after 3 a.m.
Two teenagers were sleeping in the converted garage when the three suspects entered.
The suspects attacked the innocent boys and it was then that Woods ran to arrest him before he was stabbed.
Insp Giles Buchanan of NSW Ambulance told 9 News: "If the knife had moved at a slightly different angle or in a different position, for a matter of 5 cm it could have been fatal."
The suspects ran through the house and out the door before separating.
A tracker dog could follow the trail of one of the children, even one was captured on CCTV.
The suspects ran through the house and out the door before separating. A sniffer dog was able to track the smell of one of the children, even one was caught on CCTV
One of them wore a brown sweater with a mask that covered half of his face, while the other two teenagers had spiky blond hair, according to the program.
A New South Wales police officer also told the program: "The investigation is early, but there is a possibility that this attack could be attacked."
Anyone who has information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000.