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Householders: Use Of Reasonable Force

Volume 669: debated on Tuesday 1 February 2005

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Following the Home Secretary's Statement on 12 January, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) have today published a joint statement entitled Householders and the Use of Force Against Intruders. This contains a clear explanation of the law and also explains how the police and CPS would handle the investigation and how they would treat the householder. Copies have been placed in the Libraries of House.The CPS and the ACPO will be ensuring this guidance is widely available and the Home Office are working with them in promulgating it.