Judge: 'Householders have a right to fight back at burglars'

Frightened and furious householders have the right to get rid of burglars in their homes, the most senior judge in England and Wales has said.

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Lord Judge has said householders should be allowed to defend themselves from burglars Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Archive

"If your home is burgled and you're in there, you have the right to get rid of the burglar," the Lord Chief Justice Lord Judge said.

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Senior judge backs householders

Frightened and furious householders have the right to get rid of burglars in their homes, the most senior judge in England and Wales has said.