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Post: #1   PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:02 pm Reply with quote
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I'd give the guy a medal.
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Post: #2   PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:18 pm Reply with quote
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On the face of it... this is ridiculous..

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Post: #3   PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:18 pm Reply with quote
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My thoughts exactly.
I would like to think that if ever scum broke into my home I would be brave enough to do the same.
Just protecting his home and belongings.

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Post: #4   PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:41 pm Reply with quote
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It seems the attacker(s) were brandishing weapons.

If some intruder broke into my home at night, I would hardly offer to make them a cup of tea !

I was horrified to read that the homeowner had been charged with murder, when he must surely have been defending himself and his property.

Sometimes I think the UK has gone loopy!
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Post: #5   PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:38 pm Reply with quote
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Don't think he's actually been charged, just arrested!

Police, as they must do, purely going through the motions.

Suspect he will shortly be released......... and then given a medal! Cool

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Post: #6   PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:50 pm Reply with quote
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A 78-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a suspected burglar was stabbed to death.


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The law doesn't require you to wait to be attacked before using defensive force, but does not protect you if, for example, your action is over-the-top or calculated revenge.
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The CPS says if you have acted in reasonable self-defence, as described above, and the intruder dies you will still have acted lawfully.


From the O/P's link.

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Post: #7   PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:05 am Reply with quote
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Yep was discussing/arguing about this with my daughter who has now read
a few legal books and has turned into Rumpole of the Bailey Rolling Eyes Laughing

This certainly appears at this stage, based on the limited info, that his
actions were reasonable and can't knock him for it.

Hope he's released without charge and that this is just going through the
motions.

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Post: #8   PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:19 am Reply with quote
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I think you have to be a bit careful with such incidents. At least until the smoke clears and all the facts emerge.

It’s been a long time and I haven’t looked it up; however, there was another case of a homeowner in the UK killing a burglar, who’d gotten into his home. I believe that when the full story emerged he’d shot a 16 year old kid in the back, whilst he was trying to escape through a window, killing him.

The initial media-fest was along the lines of “Heroic vigilante.........” and there was a similar outcry at his being arrested.

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Post: #9   PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:48 am Reply with quote
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Hither Green 'burglary death': Man, 78, bailed
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Post: #10   PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:54 am Reply with quote
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This is a total waste of Police Time, a Jury will never convict him !

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Post: #11   PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:50 pm Reply with quote
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John Ev wrote:
This is a total waste of Police Time, a Jury will never convict him !

Cheers John


it's the police's job to investigate.

Whether it goes to a jury is down to the CPS.

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Post: #12   PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:32 pm Reply with quote
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Kwacka wrote:
John Ev wrote:
This is a total waste of Police Time, a Jury will never convict him !

Cheers John


it's the police's job to investigate.

Whether it goes to a jury is down to the CPS.


A controversial subject - in the past week (the CPS).

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Post: #13   PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:31 pm Reply with quote
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As expected, the police have now said that there will be no further action taken.
(According to BBC 1's 6PM News).

Their website now reports (as breaking news):

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Hither Green 'burglary death' suspect to face no action

A 78-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murdering a suspected burglar has been released without charge.
The man, named locally as Richard Osborn-Brooks, discovered two intruders in South Park Crescent, Hither Green, south-east London, on Wednesday.


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No doubt the Sun will put this down to their petition. Rolling Eyes

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Post: #14   PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:20 pm Reply with quote
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The system works.

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Post: #15   PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:54 am Reply with quote
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Mr Tibbs wrote:
The system works.


Thankfully it does!

BTW From the photos the bloke didn't look 78 - not how I pictured him -
though of course that doesn't make any difference.

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Post: #16   PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:44 am Reply with quote
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I thought it was rather sh1tty that the main photo used of the guy by the press, was him with a pint of Guinness in each hand!

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Post: #17   PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:58 pm Reply with quote
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spanner wrote:
I thought it was rather sh1tty that the main photo used of the guy by the press, was him with a pint of Guinness in each hand!


I agree; probably belongs to the person who's photographing him.

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