Householder arrested after suspected burglars shot.

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Householder arrested after suspected burglars shot

BBC News - Householder arrested after suspected burglars shot

A householder and his wife have been arrested in Leicestershire after two suspected burglars were hit with shotgun pellets.
The wounded men and two others have also been arrested.
Police said they were alerted by the householder, who said a group of men had broken into his home in Welby, Melton Mowbray, and that he had fired a legally held shotgun.
One of the suspected raiders called an ambulance. Another went to hospital.
Their injuries are not regarded as life-threatening, police said.
Officers said a man aged 35 and his wife aged 43 had been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.
Four men aged 27, 23, 31 and 33 were arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary.
four blokes inside the property at 0026hrs, uses legaly owned shottie to remove them.

sounds like fair "use of reasonable force to protect himself, others and property" to me.

hope hes not charged or otherwise f*cked about by the jobsworths in CPS.
 

LancePrivateJones

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Householder arrested after suspected burglars shot

BBC News - Householder arrested after suspected burglars shot


four blokes inside the property at 0026hrs, uses legaly owned shottie to remove them.

sounds like fair "use of reasonable force to protect himself, others and property" to me.

hope hes not charged or otherwise f*cked about by the jobsworths in CPS.

I'm sure one of the ARRSE plod will be along shortly to tell us that the householders have been arrested for their own protection.

Seems to have done a pretty good job of protecting his own without plod help IMHO.
 
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It's not fair on the criminals if they face the risk of armed citizens, lock them up!
 
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******* plod *******. They should have given them a medal. Instead they'll be in cells and given a juice box and a cheese sandwich.
 
#5
This is interesting. As you say, seems like a fair response as he was outnumbered 4 to 1. Could have ended differently for the property owner.
Would have expected their injuries to be more than "life threatening" though. Birdshot (as opposed to fox load) I guess.
Worth watching this: in my neck of the Arctic they've just jailed some prick for killing an old retired fella, who instinctively reacted to his pride and joy being stolen.
 
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Arrested but hopefully not charged. As has been said before on this site, plod will arrest until initial enquiries have been completed and the facts of the case been ascertained. Sorry to have spoilt a trip out for the bus.
 
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Is this the standard bus where we all get on our high horses calling Plod names for rather sensibly investigating whether someone who's just shot two people actually was defending his house/family and hadn't just randomly shot some people who were walking past his garden gate before the circumstances are established and they're released without charge if they haven't broken the law?

If so, can I have one on the top deck please?
 

Sixty

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I think that it's SOP for the police to arrest everyone until the facts of the case can be ascertained.

They can't just act on the assertion of the shooter that the shootees were burglars or that's a whole can of worms opened.
 
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If the OB nick you for shooting burglars, tell them before you went to bed, you were watching the uncut version of Death Wish II, with it's truly horrendous aggravated home invasion and gang rape scenes.
 

Sixty

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**** me, that was spooky. Three posts at exactly the same time saying the same thing.

It's either the anti-outrage brigade or schizophrenia.
 
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when in doubt collar the lot!

...thats quite fair IMHO for most violent situations untill ALL facts are established.
getting arrested means f-all, lets see who gets charged and with what.
 
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******* plod *******. They should have given them a medal. Instead they'll be in cells and given a juice box and a cheese sandwich.
Or the Plod could investigate the incident, get all the information together, pass it on to the CPS and let them decide what action to take.
 
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He'll lose his gun, it was either to hand in which case why or it was secured and he deliberately went to get it with the intent of using it on the villains. In the latter case his life was not in danger at the time he went to get it.

Not fair I know but I think they'll try to do him, it's another firearms offence solved.
 
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Can't see there being a problem unless he's an arse and says he didn't fear for his safety and also didn't shoot them in the back running away like the farmer case a few years ago.
Nice bit of pay back
 
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Or the Plod could investigate the incident, get all the information together, pass it on to the CPS and let them decide what action to take.
No, they should have rocked up. Asked what happened and let them go back to bed.

No common sense, that's the problem with the OB these days. George Dixon would have known who the burglars were and that they were wrong un's, then left the householders alone.


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**** me, that was spooky. Three posts at exactly the same time saying the same thing.

It's either the anti-outrage brigade or schizophrenia.
Nothing wrong with a bit of good old out-rage but we can do without knee-jerk out-rage. Think before you foam at the mouth is a good maxim.
 
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He'll lose his gun, it was either to hand in which case why or it was secured and he deliberately went to get it with the intent of using it on the villains. In the latter case his life was not in danger at the time he went to get it.

Not fair I know but I think they'll try to do him, it's another firearms offence solved.

"Your Honour, I was unable to sleep so I decided to clean my shotgun. Upon checking the barrel for signs of carbon I was alerted by the unwarranted intrusion into my house for reasons unknown of x4 Pikey Scrotepots. Fearing for my life and my wife's honour I loaded my shotgun and let forth a volley to rival Trafalgar at said Pikeys. I should like to apologise to the court for my poor marksmanship, having only winged x2 of the sub-human filth."

"I would like to call my first witness, Henry. A black Labrador, aged 9...."
 

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