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Dad of five faces jail for ‘bashing burglar’ at business (Great Britain)
The Sun (U.K) ^ | June 9, 2013 | Craig Woodhouse

Posted on 06/09/2013 9:04:45 AM PDT by Stoat


Dad of five faces jail for ‘bashing burglar’ at business

EXCLUSIVE

 

By CRAIG WOODHOUSE



 

A DAD of five is facing jail — for confronting two men who were allegedly raiding his business.

Andrew Woodhouse is accused of GBH with intent.

But wife Lisa told The Sun he was trying to defend himself after one alleged raider “came at him” with a plank as he chased them off. Mr Woodhouse grabbed the wood and allegedly used it on Kevin Green, 52, injuring both his legs and an arm.

The offence carries a maximum LIFE sentence.

Mr Woodhouse, 43, was woken at night by a burglar alarm — put in his home after previous raids on his nearby paving firm in Abergavenny, South Wales.

The other alleged burglar, Timothy Cross, 31, is said to have fled and returned with a third man, both wielding planks.

Mr Woodhouse rugby-tackled one and waited for the police.

Green and Cross were charged with theft of fuel from the firm in March. Both will appear at Cwmbran Magistrates’ Court on Thursday — as will Mr Woodhouse after the Crown Prosecution Service decided he used “unreasonable” force.

But Lisa said: “What was Andrew to do? Let them belt him?”

The case comes just months after the law was changed to protect people who use force against burglars. But it only applies in their homes, not if intruders are chased outside.

Mr Woodhouse’s MP, Tory David Davies, called the move to charge him “astonishing”.


ANDREW WOODHOUSE


Facing jail ... Andrew Woodhouse


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: britain; burglar; greatbritain; ungland; unitedkingdom
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Mr Woodhouse’s MP, Tory David Davies, called the move to charge him “astonishing”.

 

 

David Davies - Member of Parliament for Monmouth

 

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Wounding and GBH

(grievous bodily harm)

 

Wounding and Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH)

1 posted on 06/09/2013 9:04:45 AM PDT by Stoat
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To: manc

“Thought you might be interested” ping


2 posted on 06/09/2013 9:05:19 AM PDT by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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To: Stoat

Three against one but he’s the one facing life behind bars.


3 posted on 06/09/2013 9:10:33 AM PDT by bgill (This post was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Scotsman

Please defend this too...


4 posted on 06/09/2013 9:11:16 AM PDT by BobL (To us it's a game, to them it's personal - therefore they win.)
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To: Stoat

Britain has a higher violent crime rate (except for murder) than the US. The difference is that the criminals are not afraid of having holes put in them by a vigilant citizen over there. Thus, many of their burglaries are live, the burglars are actually taking property right in front of the owners knowing that the owners can do nothing serious to stop them.


5 posted on 06/09/2013 9:11:19 AM PDT by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: Stoat

I see story after story similar to this coming out of Great Britain. Truly a fallen nation.


6 posted on 06/09/2013 9:11:30 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Stoat

Churchill is spinning in his grave, and the Magna Carta is furiously burning.


7 posted on 06/09/2013 9:12:15 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: Stoat

demand a jury trial

put me on the jury

he would walk


8 posted on 06/09/2013 9:12:16 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: bgill

Next time, bash them unto death and hide the bodies.

SSS.


9 posted on 06/09/2013 9:13:12 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Black Agnes

Lucky for him the burglars weren’t muslims. Max sentence would be imposed for sure. You know, the religion of pieces.


10 posted on 06/09/2013 9:16:09 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST mr. president(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: Parley Baer

Some’ow, mutated into sheep, they ‘ave. Jolly good, what.

Fancy ‘alf the male population, takin’ wooden planks, an’ marchin’ on Parliament.

Right. Carry on.


11 posted on 06/09/2013 9:18:31 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: BobL; Scotsman
Please defend this too

I'll look forward to that myself.

12 posted on 06/09/2013 9:19:50 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: Stoat

Lefties/fascists don’t believe in the rule of law. Even when you change the law, they still do whatever they want.


13 posted on 06/09/2013 9:21:49 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Forget it, Jake. It's Eric Holder's people.")
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To: Stoat

It would be interesting to have some info on the robbers. I wonder if they are members of a “protected class”.


14 posted on 06/09/2013 9:24:00 AM PDT by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: cdcdawg; All
It would be interesting to have some info on the robbers. I wonder if they are members of a “protected class”.

 

Unfortunately, this is an "exclusive" story to The Sun and as yet I haven't seen it reported anywhere else.  I would imagine we'll be seeing more details emerge later on today or tomorrow.

15 posted on 06/09/2013 9:29:48 AM PDT by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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16 posted on 06/09/2013 9:33:00 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Forget it, Jake. It's Eric Holder's people.")
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To: Stoat

Ban wooden planks. My God, our children!


17 posted on 06/09/2013 9:40:29 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Stoat

The UK is done. Criminals are aided by the police.
This is what Socialism does to a nation.


18 posted on 06/09/2013 10:00:28 AM PDT by RginTN
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To: onedoug

It’s just common sense to ban high-capacity assault planks.


19 posted on 06/09/2013 10:01:17 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: onedoug

It’s just common sense to ban high-capacity assault planks.


20 posted on 06/09/2013 10:01:37 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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