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.

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Justice Secretary: Law must protect victims, not burglars

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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