September 18th, 2011

An Englishman’s Home

Posted in The Job - General by 200

So another householder has been arrested on suspicion of murder after two men broke into his home.

Greater Manchester Police said that the incident occurred during Saturday evening when two burglars forced their way into the home of Mr Vincent Cooke. The victim was threatened in his own home by burgling scum and it is alleged one of them ended up on the sticky side of a sharp pointy thing. He will not be able to burgle any more people’s homes. The second burglar was arrested some time later after he fled the scene.

This is the third case recently of burglars being killed by householders. The first two were not prosecuted. After the most recent case prosecutors said: ”Householders, shopkeepers and anyone going about their lawful day to day activities can be reassured that the law will protect them if they use reasonable force to protect themselves, their families and their property“.

Lets hope the CPS do the right thing this time, too.

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  1. Fee says:

    If I ever end up on the jury in a case like that, no way would I be bringing back a guilty verdict – regardless of the evidence/judge’s directions. I suspect that most right-minded, law-abiding citizens (and we’re the ones who turn up for jury duty) would agree. I just hope, for this chap’s sake, that it doesn’t go that far.

    September 19th, 2011 at 07:48

  2. Tony F says:

    I don’t know the circumstances, but, it seems clear enough from here. If you go to burgle, don’t be surprised if you get the shit kicked out of you by your victim.

    September 19th, 2011 at 17:19

  3. Hibbo says:

    The police must be pulling their collective hair out over these recent incidents. Two weren’t even prosecuted by the CPS! This kind of self-defence scenario was a goldmine to the police, they must have racked up masses of detections by arresting victims of crime over the years. No doubt all ranks of the police will soon be calling for an end to such madness and burglars will be reassured that should a victim have the temerity to challenge them, the police will be down on the homeowners like a tonne of doughnuts.

    The police engineered a bizarre reality wherein anyone who attempted to defend themselves was fucked over well and truly, but criminals had nothing to fear. That may finally be changing, and the police don’t seem to like it one bit. Tough shit boys and girls.

    September 19th, 2011 at 22:27

  4. Ben says:

    “The police engineered a bizarre reality wherein anyone who attempted to defend themselves was fucked over well and truly, but criminals had nothing to fear”

    Too, too true.

    Great post, thanks 200.

    September 21st, 2011 at 08:19

  5. Comms Girl says:

    I think it’s right the home owner was arrested initially, its the only way for the police to find out what happened. As soon as they realise what has happened and that the home owner has actually saved other members of the public from stress and trauma of burglaries of the future. They should de arrest him, send him on his way with a slap on the back and a big thank you for getting rid of the little shit!

    September 23rd, 2011 at 21:48

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