Munir Hussain, 53, returned to his High Wycombe home to find three intruders who tied him and his family up.
He managed to escape and chased one of the offenders, hitting him with a cricket bat, Reading Crown Court heard.
Hussain’s solicitor said he planned to appeal against his 30-month sentence for grievous bodily harm with intent.
-intruders were said to be brandishing knives.
- Intruders beaten to the point of brain damage.
Would you do the same?
What would the result be in the US?
What do you think about the UK law of reasonable force regardin burglary?
For anyone who is not familiar regarding the UK laws:
Anyone can use reasonable force to protect themselves or others, or to carry out an arrest or to prevent crime. You are not expected to make fine judgements over the level of force you use in the heat of the moment. So long as you only do what you honestly and instinctively believe is necessary in the heat of the moment, that would be the strongest evidence of you acting lawfully and in selfdefence. This is still the case if you use something to hand as a weapon.
You are allowed to use reasonable force to recover your property and make a citizen’s arrest. You should consider your own safety and, for example, whether the police have been called. A rugby tackle or a single blow would probably be reasonable. Acting out of malice and revenge with the intent of inflicting punishment through injury or death would not.