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gym
January 17, 2013, 10:55 AM
Farm worker and wife arrested after burglars shot
A farm worker and his wife have been arrested after two suspected burglars were shot at their isolated home.


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Police officers at the scene of the shooting near Melton Mowbray
Image 1 of 2The scene of the shooting in Melton Mowbray

By Nick Britten
11:21PM BST 02 Sep 2012

The man is believed to have grabbed a legally owned gun after they were disturbed by the break-in early yesterday.

He is understood to have fired at the intruders who then fled the isolated house at Melton Mowbray, Leics, before calling the police.

Minutes later, an ambulance was called to treat a man with gunshot injuries nearby. It is understood that call was made by one of the suspected burglars.

A second man was later treated for gunshot injuries after arriving at Leicester Royal Infirmary, 10 miles from the scene of the shooting. Neither of the men is said to be seriously injured.

Yesterday the home owner and his wife were arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm. Four men, understood to be the suspected burglars, were also arrested
Here is another, same MO, you get arrested for defending yourself in your home, and sent to jail.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/law/2010/jun/06/householders-rights-laws-intruders-burglars
I think our way works better, imagine going to prison for defending yourself in your own home against 1 or more armed men?

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lloveless
January 17, 2013, 10:58 AM
Now the homeowners will probably be sued by the 4 men and lose their home.
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skeptical_in_Ohio
January 17, 2013, 11:19 AM
Farm worker and wife arrested after burglars shot
A farm worker and his wife have been arrested after two suspected burglars were shot at their isolated home.

Here is the link to the story mentioned...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/9516776/Farm-tenant-arrested-after-burglars-shot-was-plagued-by-break-ins.html

However, here are two later links to what appears to be the same story. The location and other facts appear to be the same, anyway...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/9524766/Couple-who-shot-masked-burglars-can-hold-their-heads-high.html

The headline reads, "Couple who shot masked burglars can hold their heads high". Charges were dropped.

I personally liked this last one... The headline is, "Expect to be shot if you burgle gun owners judge warns criminals". Yup, that's what he said.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/9569359/Expect-to-be-shot-if-you-burgle-gun-owners-judge-warns-criminals.html

GlowinPontiac
January 17, 2013, 12:05 PM
Shoot, shovel, and shut up. I guess in the UK its either sit there and be murdered or defend yourself and rot away in jail.

Midnight Oil
January 17, 2013, 12:11 PM
i don't understand how this can make sense to anyone.

herkyguy
January 17, 2013, 12:52 PM
I am on the road with a Canadian. Nice guy, we get along just fine. But he truly thinks it is absurd that we have the right to defend our home and family with deadly force. Canada is apparently the same as England. You shoot someone....you go to jail. end of debate.

We can't just shake our heads at this kind of stuff. There are people in power who believe this nonsense.

grilledcheese
January 17, 2013, 01:13 PM
Pure insanity. It is incomprehensible to me that any nation could have such laws.

Insanity...




Jeffrey

nathan
January 17, 2013, 01:22 PM
Just like the saying goes, the King and Queen will ensure your safety . As subjects of his kingdom you have nothing to fear. THis is the kind of thinking they have . They like to envision America to become like Australia, Canada, UK, South Africa, etc. They want their citizens to be like lemmings ----defenseless to predators such as hawks, eagles, foxes, wolves and what not.

gym
January 17, 2013, 01:43 PM
Do they suggest that a person just submit to being killed, robbed and raped? I don't understand why anyone would get up and go to work every day, if the first guy who comes along can just take everything including your life, and you should not stop them, can anyone explain this?

Odd Job
January 17, 2013, 01:49 PM
I think it was explained properly in post 3, did you read the links there?

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