The Mail reported the story that the Conservatives are planning to review the law so that homeowners do not face charges under any conceivable circumstances (unless using 'grossly disproportionate force'). The headline was 'Tories' License to Kill a Burglar'. If only.
Most would agree that a burglar breaking into your house should be fair game. In the unlikely event that you are able to overpower and kill the burglar (rather than the more likely opposite result), the local mayor should present you with a medal in the morning, and you should receive counselling and a pay-out for emotional distress.
Unfortunately it is clear that the BBC does not agree. BBC News tonight at 6pm reported the story, saying that Munir Hussain chased the burglar down the street, hit him with a cricket bat and gave him permanent brain damage.
I will leave aside questions about the sort of brain this low life had in the first place, and whether the damage inflicted would improve or worsen the situation.
What I do object to is that the BBC did not mention the death threats at knife point, did not mention the 50 convictions this crook had over many years and did not mention the fact that Mr Hussain is apparently a pillar of society.
The BBC was clearly trying to show that the existing law is fine. This sort of biased reporting is distasteful, to say the least, and is another reason why it should lose its public funds.