The Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has said the law must change so it is on the side of people who defend their property or themselves from burglars.
Currently, anyone who confronts a burglar may legally use "reasonable force," but Mr Grayling would like anything but "grossly disproportionate force" to be permitted.
ITV News' Political Correspondent Romilly Weeks reports:
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