Riot victim’s father spared jail sentence – The Independent

“Tariq Jahan, the bereaved father from Birmingham whose appeal for calm after his son’s death in last summer’s riots helped quell further violence, was spared jail yesterday after being convicted of grievous bodily harm.”

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The Independent, 6th April 2012

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Coroner rules father used ‘justified’ force to kill burglar – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 28th, 2012 in burglary, homicide, inquests, news, self-defence by sally

“A father who killed a burglar with a meat cleaver after being subjected to harrowing attack used ‘proportionate and justified’ defensive force, a coroner has ruled.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th March 2012

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Anthony Pryke’s killer to face justice after confessing to 1987 crime – The Guardian

Posted January 24th, 2012 in homicide, murder, news, self-defence by sally

“The best friend of a teenager whose body was discovered in a drain more than two decades ago will this week be sentenced for manslaughter after he contacted police and confessed to killing his friend.”

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2012

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Burglars jailed after Salford homeowner killed raider – BBC News

Posted January 6th, 2012 in burglary, murder, news, self-defence, sentencing by tracey

“Three men have been jailed for aggravated burglary at the home of a man who fatally stabbed one of four intruders in Greater Manchester.”

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BBC News, 5th January 2012

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Inmate Kevan Thakrar cleared over prison guards attack – BBC News

“A man serving life for three murders has been cleared over a prison attack in which he stabbed three guards.”

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BBC News, 9th November 2011

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Self-defence law shows how politicians use legislation as PR – The Guardian

Posted October 31st, 2011 in news, self-defence by sally

“The main parties take it in turns to pass unnecessary legislation to show how responsive they are to the public mood.”

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The Guardian, 31st October 2011

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Bill to allow homeowners to defend themselves and their property – The Independent

Posted October 27th, 2011 in bills, news, self-defence by sally

“People who feel threatened in their own homes will no longer have to flee and can stay to defend both themselves and their property under Government plans.”

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The Independent, 27th October 2011

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Clarke: radical reforms will ensure people are protected – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 27th, 2011 in bills, fees, fines, news, self-defence, squatting by sally

“Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke announced tough measures to better protect people from intruders, dangerous criminals and excessive no-win no-fee legal costs.”

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Ministry of Justice, 26th October 2011

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Householder cleared over fatal stabbing of intruder – The Guardian

Posted October 7th, 2011 in attempted murder, attempts, burglary, murder, news, prosecutions, self-defence by sally

“A householder arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of an intruder at his home has been cleared of any wrongdoing.”

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The Guardian, 7th October 2011

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Shopkeeper, 72, will not face charges over florist raid death – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 7th, 2011 in burglary, news, robbery, self-defence by sally

“An elderly shopkeeper who stabbed to death a burglar will not face charges, as prosecutors reassured homeowners they can use reasonable force to protect themselves, their families and their property.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th September 2011

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Defence of property: what is permissible? – Legal Week

Posted August 11th, 2011 in crime prevention, news, self-defence, violent disorder by sally

“Normally, in a democratic society, people rely on the police to be able to respond in a way which makes it unnecessary for the individual to have to act to defend his property. The responsibility for the maintenance of law and order rests primarily with the state authorities: principally, with the police.”

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Legal Week, 10th August 2011

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Police tell public rioters can be hit with weapons if they pose a danger – The Guardian

Posted August 11th, 2011 in news, self-defence, violent disorder, weapons by sally

“Scotland Yard has told the public that suspected rioters and looters can be hit with weapons if they are honestly thought to pose a danger.”

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The Guardian, 10th August 2011

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Salford burglar death: No prosecution over stabbing – BBC News

Posted July 22nd, 2011 in burglary, homicide, news, self-defence by sally

“A man who fatally stabbed a burglar at his home in Salford will not be prosecuted, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has said.”

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BBC News, 22nd July 2011

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Right to self-defence in homes to be ‘much clearer’ – BBC News

Posted June 29th, 2011 in burglary, legislation, news, self-defence by sally

“Justice Secretary Ken Clarke has said a householder who knifes a burglar will not have committed a criminal offence under plans to clarify the law on self-defence in England.”

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BBC News, 29th June 2011

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Regina v Hichens – WLR Daily

Posted June 16th, 2011 in assault, defences, law reports, self-defence, third parties by sally

Regina v Hichens [2011] WLR (D) 193

“On a charge of common assault the defence that the action was taken by way of self-defence to prevent a person from committing a crime or a breach of the peace was available even if the act of violence was not against the person concerned but was against an innocent third party.”

WLR Daily, 14th June 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Road rage killer Kenneth Noye loses appeal – The Independent

“Road rage killer Kenneth Noye lost an appeal against his murder conviction today.”

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The Independent, 22nd March 2011

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Burglar shot by householder got ‘summary justice’ rules judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 18th, 2011 in burglary, news, self-defence, weapons by sally

“A burglar shot by a man defending his home was told by a judge that he had just received summary justice.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th February 2011

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Soldier fight death case dropped – BBC News

Posted August 18th, 2010 in armed forces, assault, homicide, news, self-defence by sally

“A man accused of attacking a soldier who later died in hospital from serious head injuries has had the charges against him dropped.”

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BBC News, 17th August 2010

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Nurse convicted of killing wife in Southport – BBC News

Posted August 11th, 2010 in murder, news, self-defence by sally

“A nurse who strangled his wife and tried to make it look as though she died in an accident has been found guilty of her murder.”

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BBC News, 10th August 2010

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IPCC clears G20 protest sergeant Delroy Smellie – BBC News

Posted June 18th, 2010 in complaints, demonstrations, news, police, self-defence by sally

“A police officer accused of striking a woman with a baton at a G20 protest has been cleared by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.”

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BBC News, 17th June 2010

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