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Field Marshal Dr. Opti:
The thrust of it....

Two young  crims with a police record as long as your arm decide to  rob a house.

The homeowner chases after them in his car and knocks them off their stolen Yamaha.

The end result.....

The homeowner is sent to prison for 22 months for GBH.  No charges against the young reprobates for attempted burglary or the stolen Yamaha.

Predictable really. :-X



Migv6 le Frog Fan:
They used to say "crime doesnt pay."  ::)

Nick W:
It's part of  the concept of reasonable force to defend yourself, which reduces once the danger to you is over. And that is definitely the case when the burglars are successfully getting away. Would you rather GBH is a lesser crime than burglary?


If he'd given them a good kicking while they were still in the house and 'appeared to be armed and violent' he would have been treated very differently.

YZ250:
If they hadnít of stolen the bike and robbed a house they wouldnít have got hurt would they.  ::)

Anyone remember the guy that had his motorbike stolen by two thieves and then he chased after them in his Vectra. He rammed them, killing one of them, earning himself ten years behind bars. If the thief hadnít of nicked the bike he wouldnít have died so very little sympathy Iím afraid.
Red mist is a terrible thing and we donít evaluate the consequences, It is definitely the sort of thing that Iíd have done to retaliate when I was younger, because anger takes over. Thankfully Iíve mellowed with age, so now Mrs YZ would be the one to chase after them as sheís tougher than me.  :)

Field Marshal Dr. Opti:

--- Quote from: Nick W on 30 November 2022, 14:59:54 ---It's part of  the concept of reasonable force to defend yourself, which reduces once the danger to you is over. And that is definitely the case when the burglars are successfully getting away. Would you rather GBH is a lesser crime than burglary?


If he'd given them a good kicking while they were still in the house and 'appeared to be armed and violent' he would have been treated very differently.

--- End quote ---

No.

The criminal would have said that excessive force was used and the homeowner would be charged.

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