A terrified householder grabbed a carving knife and fought a ‘fencing match’ with machete-wielding burglars, a court heard yesterday.
During the struggle, an intruder was stabbed and died from his injuries later.
Grandfather Peter Flanagan, 59, was arrested on suspicion of murder but prosecutors ruled he should face no charges because he had acted reasonably to defend himself.
The decision followed a pledge by [PM] David Cameron that homeowners who defend themselves against intruders should not be prosecuted provided they use ‘reasonable force’.
-- Daily Mail Online
Thursday, January 05, 2012
Nanny State Bestows Mercy
I stumbled upon some good news for a change.