In the Media

Don't be afraid of tackling burglars, say police

PUBLISHED February 2, 2005

The government, police and prosecutors tried to reassure householders yesterday that they had every right to defend themselves against burglars - even if they kill an intruder.

The Crown Prosecution Service and the Association of Chief Police Officers issued new guidelines in a bid to dispel people's fears that they would end up in jail if they tackled burglars in their home.