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A pensioner, who shot dead a burglar inside his secluded home, has avoided prosecution for killing the man, after it was deemed he acted in self defence and did “nothing more than was necessary”.

Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/18/reclusive-pensioner-shot-burglar-dead-escaped-murder-charge/

This is an interesting case because the man who shot the burglar held a firearm but had no certificate for it. Nevertheless, when he used it in self defence, he was punished only for not having a certificate for the firearm.