The police continue in their surge to alienate the law abiding majority from themselves in yet another display of insensitivity and lack of common sense. After all, what else could describe this as…
Couple arrested after suspected burglars were shot at their rural home ‘had been robbed three or four times’
- Police received 999 call from a man who said he had opened fire on four intruders
- Man, 35, fired shotgun at gang who broke into his isolated cottage in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
- He and his wife, 43, called police immediately after shooting
- Couple arrested on suspicion of GBH and four men detained on suspicion of aggravated burglary
The couple arrested after two suspected burglars were shot during a midnight break-in at their remote rural home had been robbed three or four times already, it has been reported..
Police descended on the farm cottage in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire after receiving a 999 call from a man who said he had opened fire on four intruders.
The homeowners, who have been named as 35-year-old Andy Ferrie and his wife Tracey, 43, were understood to have called police immediately after the shooting, at 12.26am yesterday morning.
The man who dialed 999 told officers he had fired his shotgun, which is licensed and legally held, and the intruders fled.
Minutes later, ambulance paramedics were called to treat a man with shotgun injuries. The 999 call was understood to have been made by one of the suspected burglars.
A second man was treated for shotgun injuries after he walked into Leicester Royal Infirmary, around ten miles from the cottage.
Neither of the men’s injuries were said to be serious.
The householder and his wife were arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.
So, we have a case of a homeowner letting loose with a legally held weapon at a group of men who have been arrested for aggravated burglary. At the time they had broken into the property (hence the arrest) and got shot for their trouble. Whilst I do not know all the details, unlike the Tony Martin’s case the suspects weren’t attempting to run away either, so judging by the aggravated attachment to the charge we can assume they had battered their way in rather than merely try the locks and windows.
What makes it worse of course is that the homeowners immediately informed the police that a legal weapon had been discharged during an attempted burglary and as ever ended up being arrested.
Not so long ago MP’s were said to be setting new guidelines to prevent such cases as people attempting to defend their homes from ever coming up against this type of police inquisition somewhat along the lines of a man’s home being his castle.
Seems no-one has bothered to tell the police yet…