A couple who used a legally held shot gun to defend their Leicestershire home from intruders will not face criminal charges. Andy and Tracy Ferrie from Welby near Melton Mowbray were woken up by banging and broken glass.
Two men arrested by police have since appeared in court on burglary charges but the couple themselves won't face any more action. The decision has been welcomed by their local MP Alan Duncan as one that makes sense.
Two men jailed for attempting to burgle a farm in Melton Mowbray, during which the householder shot at them with a legally-held shotgun.
A man from Leicester has admitted taking part in a break-in at a remote farmhouse in which gunshots were fired.