Facebook users welcome homeowner protection laws

ITV News Facebook users have been commenting on government plans to give more protection to homeowners who are confronted by burglars. Join the debate here.

Diane Procter: "Everyone has a right to defend their home and families, whatever it takes to keep people out."

Nick Sanbrooke: "At last! Some common sense!"

Beth Jones: "As a single parent its my job to protect my daughters so if someone broke in my house i will do everything it takes to get them out or stop them!"

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Burglary laws for householders

Homeowners who use force against burglars will get more protection under Government plans, unless they use "grossly disproportionate" violence, the new Justice Secretary Chris Grayling will say today.