Homeowners are given new rights to attack burglars
Nigel MorrisHouseholders who attack burglars will today be promised stronger legal protection by Chris Grayling, the new Justice Secretary.
He will also set out plans for tougher community sentences following criticism that some amount to little more than a slap on the wrist.
The move to strengthen the law of self-defence comes after a couple were arrested last month for shooting an intruder who broke into their isolated cottage in Leicestershire.
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"Homeowners are given new rights to attack burglars ", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), septembre 2012. Consulté le 07/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/homeowners-are-given-new-rights-to-attack-burglars-