I was interested to see that a couple who shot some burglars breaking into their home will not face charges. The couple were arrested after shooting two masked men who broke into their isolated cottage in the middle of the night. After being confronted in their bedroom by several masked men who had smashed into their home, one of the home owners had used their legally held shotgun to fire a shot, leaving two of the intruders injured.
The fact that the home owners have not been prosecuted may signal a change in how these types of cases are dealt with within the UK. Personally on being confronted with intruders inside my house I would use any means to defend myself, as I’m sure would most people. Whether the intruders were injured would not be my concern, in my view they are in the wrong and are clearly somewhere, they shouldn’t be. Hopefully this case will mean home owners who are forced to defend themselves and their property are given a fairer time in court.