– The Lord Chief Justice
The householder is not in a position to exercise calm, cool, judgment.
You're not calmly detached, you're probably very cross and you're probably very frightened, a mixture of both.
And your judgment of precisely what you should or should not do in the circumstances cannot - as another predecessor of mine said, Lord Lane - you can't measure it in a jeweller's scale.
You have to face the reality of how people are and how people react to these situations, and justifiably react.
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.