Farmer Tony Martin 'confronts another burglar'

Farmer Tony Martin, who was jailed for shooting dead a burglar in 1999, has said he confronted a burglar on his property yesterday.

Martin said he decided not to try stopping the would-be burglar, who drove off after being confronted, saying: "I couldn't face going through all that again."

Tony Martin was released from jail in 2003 Credit: Andrew Parsons/PA Archive

A spokesman for Norfolk Police said: "Police were called to reports of an attempted burglary of outbuildings at a property in Wisbech at around 1.20pm yesterday. Inquiries are ongoing."

Martin was convicted of murder following the 1999 incident but later saw this reduced to manslaughter.