Skip to comments.BREAKING NEWS: Father arrested after 'stabbing to death burglar who had broken into his home'
Posted on 09/18/2011 7:56:17 AM PDT by george76
Homeowner's wife and son fled the house in terror. Second suspected intruder being hunted by police.
A father has been arrested on suspicion of murder after allegedly stabbing to death an intruder during an attempted burglary at his home last night.
Police were called to Midland Road in Bramhall, Stockport, at around 7.50 pm last night after reports that two men had forced their way into a house. Officers responding to the call discovered a man, thought to be in his 30s, with serious knife injuries.
Police believe that the two men had entered the property and threatened him.
Mr Cooke was home alone at the time but his wife, Karen, and their son returned during the altercation and were able to escape unhurt.
Neighbours spoke of their shock about the incident...'If you have children though, you do anything to protect your home.'
Another neighbour, who did not wish to be named, said: 'Whoever tried to break into the house deserved all they got.'
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
Don’t protect your family, it’s hard to be a good little victim when you’re busy defending your home and family. /s
Here’s a bet for anyone willing to take it. No charges will be pressed against this man. The police are carrying out their enquiries, will see that he acted in self-defence and will be sent along his way.
Status in hell is determined by the size of your honor guard. Kill them all, God will surely know his own. No quarter until we have a civilization again.
Why have the British citizens allowed themselves to be castrated that way. They should revolt and lop off the heads of their Masters. Reclaim their country.
This happened in the UK right?
You would be corect about the U.S. as a Police State. However, this happened in the U.K.
The emasculation of the west continues.
Yep. My bet still stands. It’s the third such incident this summer, and the previous two have both ended in the same manner.
Another in the annals of “don’t call the police” stories.
Ah! the european model...what the dhimmicraps and some Supreme court (in)justices strive toward....
In England the home owner will get life in prison. The thugs family will get a state pension.
Figured it had to be the U.K.
Fine, but why does he get arrested and hauled off to jail?
In the UK, the felons rule.
Is this England?
If so - you have NO RIGHT to protect yourself or family
No charges will be pressed against the homeowner. The police are just following procedure.
Here’s the other two incidents from earlier this summer:
Salford Burglar stabbed - no charges against homeowner
Shopkeeper, 72, will not face charges over florist raid death
Nothing will happen to this homeowner. Mark my words
I hope the anonymous neighbor isn’t arrested for a thought crime and gets sent to a re-education camp.
The UK is leading the West into the abyss of destruction. Nuke it from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.
You are probably correct that no charges will be filed.
But, I do not want to live under a system where I am guilty until proven innocent....which is what this is.
In Britain, you only have the right to self-defense after the state approves it.....meaning you do not have a right, but a privilege.
Because, for better or for worse, that is the procedure. Police have to establish that the death was not premeditated and the homeowner acted in self-defence.
Once that is established, and it will be establish, he’ll be released.
One thing to note is that arrest is a different thing in the UK to the US. There are no arrest records over here. Nothing permanent will go against this man’s name for being arrested and then released. He is also not in ‘jail’, he will be in an individual cell in the police station and will no doubt be released on bail within a few hours.
I don’t defend the UK approach to self-defense or criminal justice AT ALL.
But this “arrest” is routine police procedure after a violent death and does not have the same implication as an arrest in the US.
You misunderstand the term ‘guilty until proven innocent’. If this should go to court, which it won’t, the the onus would be on the prosecution to prove his guilt, rather than the defendant to prove his innocence.
As it is, the man has been arrested on ‘suspicion of murder’. He is not guilty of anything yet.
GUY DESERVES A MEDAL!
And at times it looks like a new kind of ‘police state’ with the police acting unwittingly as enablers of the criminals, who as we know, all have only the best of intentions in breaking into people’s homes. It’s even harder for a victim to come out smelling like a rose when
it’s discovered that the home invaders weren’t armed or not
provably armed.But another poster was probably correct in assuming that the victim will (eventually) be sent on his way. It’s the eventually part that is so vexing: a long, drawn-out process has to be set in motion, where at every point the victim has to be reminded of the “complexities” of the law, and how close he might come to being judged “guilty” in some way.
Knives don’t kill people . . .
This idiot to be somehwere in idiot Europe...
This had to be somewhere in idiot Europe...
Want to buy edit button >_<;
If he were my neighbor, the man just saved my home from robbery and possibly the murder of my immediate family.
He deserves a medal and a reward not jail until bail!
In Texas the police would have shook his hand and told him to buy a gun so he could have taken both of vermin out instead of just one.
The Queen’s Gestapo will be going from house to house demanding that subjects turn in their knives.
It’s England! It’s the way things work there. Bad guy becomes the victim and the victim becomes the bad guy.
Not in the UK.
not a good bet you’re taking there
Yep, absolutely in the UK, check my post #19
Care to take it? I’ll give you my paypal. Heck, i’ll even donate an amount to a charity of your choice. Nothing will happen to this man. Tony Martin was an entirely different set of circumstances.
“Why have the British citizens...”
The Brits are SUBJECTS, not citizens.
That was one of the reasons for our War of Independence. We are going to need a second one very soon.
Nope, my passport definitely says ‘citizen’
Sure I’ll put up a $20 bill to charity with you on this, with the question to be decided with a definite disposition of the charges. If I win, send the donation to the Gun Owners of America.
It is always good to have someone in the know comment on foreign (to me) stories. I think most of us were preparing our torches and pitchforks until you started posting :-)
It’s not good enough that a homeowner defending himself by the available means necessary (not even a gun) must now spend a fortune defending himself in the courts (civil and or criminal). More reason we need the castle doctrine in every state.
BTW these Brits and other freedom loving euros should consider themselves to be oppressed by their government on this basis. Hopefully, when we get a conservative in the WH, the administration and state department should adopt a new asylum policy to protect these basic rights and expedite immigration for these people.
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