What are your rights in tackling burglars?

What are your rights in tackling burglars?

The arrest of a man over the death of an alleged burglar has reignited the debate about a person's right to defend their home. So what are those rights?
According to the government, a person in England, Wales or Northern Ireland can use "reasonable force" to protect themselves or others if a crime is taking place in their home.
This means that in the "heat of the moment", they can use an object as a weapon or stop an intruder from escaping by, for example, tackling them to the ground.
What constitutes "reasonable force" is not defined by law but if a person did... read more

5 April 2018 in Regional, Views: 39
Source: BBC

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