Lord Judge: 'Your home is your castle'

A predecessor of mine 400 years ago who said, 'Your home is your castle'.

This is the place where you pull up the drawbridge and the moat makes you safe. Your home is your safe place, so burglary is always serious.

– Lord Chief Justice


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.