Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Man defends home and gets arrested

It’s probably a good thing that an elderly woman merely confronted two burglars and never actually attacked them. If she did she probably would have been arrested. Don’t believe me? Take this story as an example.

A man confronted a burglar who was rifling through his flat. The burglar then fell out of a window and had to be taken to hospital. The man was then arrested for suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent. He was later released on bail until November pending further inquiries. If charged and convicted the arrested man could face life imprisonment.

I don’t know how we can call that justice. As far as I am concerned if you are on the property illegally you should expect your life to be threatened. If more people attacked burglars, including killing them there would be a lot less of them as they wouldn’t want to risk their life.

1 comment:

alanorei said...

This and similar cases could be brought up at the police consultation on September 20th.

The police could be asked to 'clarify' the position.