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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.

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PM: 'Burglary plans should reassure homeowners'

Speaking about government plans to give homeowners who use force against burglars get more protection, David Cameron has told ITV1's Daybreak people need to know if they do need to protect their home or their family from a burglar they should be able to do that.

Prime Minister David Cameron. Credit: ITV

He added that the uncertainty over the law at the moment is "completely wrong" and he believed people would be "reassured" by the plans. He explained the force used must not be "grossly disproportionate".

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