In the Media

Law on intruders to be reviewed

PUBLISHED December 8, 2004

Downing Street has agreed to clarify the law on intruders but has insisted householders can already use force to protect themselves in their homes.

Tory MP Patrick Mercer wants to pass a bill which would mean householders would only be prosecuted if they used "grossly disproportionate" force.
Tory leader Michael Howard said the law at present was "topsy turvy".