Hardcore MB Enthusiast
- Mar 3, 2011
- Daan Saaf
- I wish.
I'm not sure this can be described as a test case as similar cases have been tried in court before.Test case for the 'defending your own home' line from the govt.
I've not seen any in the media since the case of the Asian guy who I think lived in High Wycombe.I'm not sure this can be described as a test case as similar cases have been tried in court before.
Legal words such as 'reasonable' and 'proportionate' spring to mind.
I'm not sure I'd have the confidence to approach a burglar, unless really backed in to a corner with no other options.
The trouble with facing a situation like this is that we simply do not know WHAT we would do.
Most of us puff up with bravado, and say how we would takle an intruder, and thrash him within an inch of his/her life.
Well I will lay my cards on the table. I'm a born coward. I'm not brave enough to take on an intruder - I would probably hide under the bed.
Or go threw your kitchen first and a get themselves a knife or two - I got done 8years or so ago and they'd stuck the three biggest knives, one each in the front lawn, back lawn and at the side doorSuppose in this situation you'd have to assume they were armed - screwdrivers/chisels/hammers etc. to break in with, so anything you did would be so dangerous. Saying that, if they came into my house with my family in it, I'd have a go with anything that came to hand. Can't say I'm sorry that this lad was killed - its a risk of the job I suppose, and he got unlucky trying it on with someone willing to fight back. Perhaps it will make his accomplices think twice about what they do. Always a shame for his parents/wife/girlfriend/kids etc. who thought he was just a cheeky little angel who never did wrong.
I understand, through someone else, that in the force certainly some cops tend to ask the 'right' questions to help good people who obviously shouldn't be in the nick as a result of this sort of situation.No doubt , these days it would be different .
I think if you are going to take them on, you are pretty much going to have to kill him/them.Or go threw your kitchen first and a get themselves a knife or two - I got done 8years or so ago and they'd stuck the three biggest knives, one each in the front lawn, back lawn and at the side door
My guess that this a case of one group of lawbreakers having a go at another group of lawbreakers? think Mel Gibson's PAYBACK but with ugly people!There is something not quite right about this case. I would not be surprised if drug dealing, money owed, a family feud or some other illegal activity was involved other than the burglary itself.
Just my guess based on the story given and no reflection on the victims, as I know nothing about them.