Homeowner arrested after intruder falls 30ft

My sympathies to Patrick.

LONDON (Reuters) - A homeowner has been arrested after an intruder was left unconscious after falling about 30-ft from a top-floor window.

Patrick Walsh, 56, woke to find the suspected burglar in his flat in Chorlton-cum-Hardy in Manchester in the early hours of Monday.

The pair argued, and the intruder was later found unconscious outside the flat, police said.

Walsh, who was arrested on suspicion of assault, was released on police bail pending further inquiries.

The unnamed 43-year-old intruder is in hospital with life- threatening injuries.

"Following an exchange of words, the alleged burglar was found unconscious on the pavement outside the flat. It is believed he had fallen from the fourth floor window," police said in a statement:

The arrest is expected to revive arguments about the rights of householders to defend themselves against burglars.

Farmer Tony Martin was jailed for shooting dead a burglar in 1999.

From http://uk.news.yahoo.com/rtrs/20070809/tuk-uk-britain-homeowner-fa6b408_2.html
Mikal said:
My sympathies to Patrick.
My thoughts exactly. The law needs to change on this issue. If you can't protect yourself in your own home, where can you?

I have no sympathy for thieving gits. What charges have been brought against the hospitalised scum?
Plod do themselves no favours when they arrest people like this. FFS, anyone who breaks into a house deserves EVERYTHING they get. End of.
in_the_cheapseats said:
What charges have been brought against the hospitalised scum?
The price of a coffin and the associated funeral costs :twisted:
Well i've no doubt he came in via the window, so why not leave by it.

Good on you Patrick.
He should have throttled the cnut, dead men don't whine to their lawyers
Patrick deserves an award... how long will these sorts of events occur in which honest victims are turned into criminals before the public outrage changes things?
Oh dear, how sad, never mind.

He wasn't invited into the house, he shouldn't have been there.

At least he is dead now, hopefully he wont be able to leach off society anymore.

Now time to ensure Patrick isn't screwed over by some liberal do gooder lawyer.

I am sure they are champing at the bit to tell all how the scummer was a victim.
Other than cruelty or abuse to children, no criminal offence angers me more than the fatuous, demoralized, politicized, toothless, target chasing plods in blue arresting a man for protecting what is his.

The dishonest, disgraced and totally disreputable Bliar is reported as saying:

Tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime.

What was not reported was that he completed this 'sound bite' by saying:

Savage on the victims of crime.

All this crap was supported by the Annointed One (Brown G) in his own inimitabe style: set targets and cut funding.

I do hope the miscreant is dead and that his death was painful and unpleasant and further, I hope his family will be named and shamed. Of course I don't 'know' the family are all social scroungers on my, and your, tax, but I bet they are !!!!!!!

Shame on Bliar; shame on Brown and shame for this once great country.

Sadly, it is more likely the state supported shites will be financed by my taxes to a greater degree than hitherto.
no loss
Nowhere does it say the householder forcibly ejected him, he may of slipped occifer, ;)
Didn't a theif once sue a homeowner because they fell over a coffee table in the lounge of the house he was burglerising?
lsquared said:

Tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime.

What was not reported was that he completed this 'sound bite' by saying:

Savage on the victims of crime.
"Like being savaged by a dead sheep" sums it up nicely. If you're a criminal
Good riddance. If only more scumbags could fall off high buildings...
I hope Patrick gets acquitted and not shafted by the PC brigade like Tony Martin.
Here's my radical solution: Legalise burglary and pickpocketing. Also legalise any measures necessary to protect yourself and your property, so if you want electric fences, guard dogs and flamethrower-armed guards then go right ahead. That way burglars get their just desserts if caught, while if they're successful then either they've shown impressive skill and initiative, or you haven't defended your property with sufficient vigour.

I think Mrs. Thatcher wold approve ;)

Who's with me?

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