One of my very firm beliefs is that if you step outside of the law, you loose the protection of the law.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-41887104
Looks like a car thief has received a decent kicking....
BANG!!! Stop, armed Police. Or should that be t'other way around? If anyone enters my property uninvited, they will have to face the consequences. I'm 65 and not in great shape but, nobody but nobody will violate my home. If I die in the process, I don't care as long as I get a good one in first. The scrotes get all the law on their side. Look at Ben Stokes. He saved two gay blokes from a beating and he got charged. Unbelievable.Its excessive force if the thief has been killed in the process of a Citizens Arrest unless there was some previous unforeseen
Medical Condition suffered by the thief or the thief was armed .
Jail the vigilantes if guilty , you can't dispense summary justice whatever the crime .
****erels and nasty and devious things.If they come in the garden then there is the Batum ****eral (Godzilla) who attacks anybody including me. He looks so sweet as he slowly moves up to you pecking at grass and then when you are not watching he is halfway up you leg with beak and claws attacking.
The whole problem with reasonable force is that the intruders are probably younger and fitter, carrying weapons and very happy to use them.As regards intruders in your home, anyone can use reasonable force to protect themselves or to carry out an arrest or to prevent crime. So long as you only do what you honestly and instinctively believe is necessary - even if you use something to hand as a weapon. The more extreme the circumstances and the fear felt, the more force you can lawfully use in self-defence. You don't have to wait to be attacked. If the person dies it is only lawful if you have acted in reasonable self-defence.
The situation is different when chasing someone as you are no longer acting in self-defence. You can use reasonable force to recover your property or make a citizen's arrest but the same degree of force may not be reasonable. The law does not allow grossly disproportionate force which includes kicking or punching repeatedly.