Farm tenant arrested after burglars shot was 'plagued by break-ins'

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The man is believed to have grabbed a legally owned gun after they were disturbed by the break-in early yesterday.

He is understood to have fired at the intruders who then fled the isolated house at Melton Mowbray, Leics, before calling the police.

Minutes later, an ambulance was called to treat a man with gunshot injuries nearby. It is understood that call was made by one of the suspected burglars.

The arrested man's mother said: "This is not the first time they have been broken into.

"They have been robbed three or four times. One of them was quite nasty.

"They have not been injured but property has been stolen."

Local farmers said the area has been increasingly targeted by car thieves.

One said: "We had three Land Rovers stolen. We had fitted one with a tracker and it was recovered in Birmingham."

A second man was later treated for gunshot injuries after arriving at Leicester Royal Infirmary, 10 miles from the scene of the shooting. Neither of the men is said to be seriously injured.

Yesterday the businessman and his wife were arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm. Four men, understood to be the suspected burglars, were also arrested.

The case will reignite the debate over a householder’s right to defend his property, which began in the late 1990s after the farmer Tony Martin shot two burglars at his remote Norfolk home. In 1999, Martin fired at Brendan Fearon, 29, and Fred Barras, 16, after they broke into the house in Emneth Hungate.

Three shots were fired, Barras was hit in the back and despite escaping through a window died moments later. Martin was convicted of murder and jailed for life, which was reduced on appeal to manslaughter and five years’ jail.

In 2009, the millionaire businessman Munir Hussain fought back with a metal pole and a cricket bat against a knife-wielding burglar who tied up his family at their home in Buckinghamshire. Hussain was jailed for two and a half years, despite his attacker being spared prison.

Appeal judges reduced the sentence to a year’s jail, suspended.

The case prompted David Cameron to announce that home owners and shopkeepers would have the right to protect themselves against burglars and robbers.

Last year, Peter Flanagan, 59, who fatally stabbed a burglar armed with a machete at his home in Salford, Great Manchester, escaped prosecution after the Crown Prosecution Service ruled that he was acting in self defence.

Yesterday the Melton Mowbray cottage was sealed off by police. Welby Grange Farm is owned by John Hobill, 84, and his wife Evelyn, 76, and is the registered address for JT and RT Hobill, which lists itself as a farming business.

A woman who answered the phone said they were “not allowed” to talk about the incident. She said the cottage was privately rented and the incident was nothing to do with the family that owned the farm. She said the person living there was not a farmer.

A Leicestershire Police spokesman said: “A 35-year-old man and a 43-year-old woman were arrested in Melton on suspicion of GBH and four men, aged 27, 23, 31 and 33, were arrested at Leicester Royal Infirmary on suspicion of aggravated burglary.” All remain in custody.
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White-guilt, victim-worshipping socialism suck balls.

Look at what the once-greatest nation on Earth has been reduced to.
 
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White-guilt, victim-worshipping socialism suck balls.

Look at what the once-greatest nation on Earth has been reduced to.
And you know those shittles are going to sue this guy for injuries and emotional distress...
 

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Great Britian? Shit, over there you're not only legally obligated to let people burglarize your home while you watch, but you also have to drop your pants and present your asshole at the front door so the shittums can fuck it before they leave.
 

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And this is why they are allowing the muzzies to take over that country. you'd think they were france.
 

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And this is why they are allowing the muzzies to take over that country. you'd think they were france.
You ain't lyin'.

I was in London back in July and it's re-goddamed-diculous. They really just handed the keys to the city over to throngs of savage pakis and muzzies. The city literally smells like muzzies... I'm not even kidding... the stink of unwashed pakis is unmistakable and overpowering.