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If someone were to break into my house, how much force is 'resonable' in the eyes of the law in the defence of myself and/or my property in the UK?
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Shooting the person dead.
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Shooting the person dead.
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If someone were to break into my house, how much force is 'resonable' in the eyes of the law in the defence of myself and/or my property in the UK?
Ask if they graduated from Oxbridge or had 10 A*s. If not you can shoot them dead.

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Ask if they graduated from Oxbridge or had 10 A*s. If not you can shoot them dead.

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Not a helpful response at all.

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Not a helpful response at all.

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Yes if you come into my home, I welcome you.
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If someone were to break into my house, how much force is 'resonable' in the eyes of the law in the defence of myself and/or my property in the UK?
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/u...-a8290441.html
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If someone were to break into my house, how much force is 'resonable' in the eyes of the law in the defence of myself and/or my property in the UK?
There can never be a definitive description of reasonable force as it will always depend on the particular circumstances of each case and what's called "impact factors" especially the level and immediacy (and perceived) threat being faced at the relevant time.

The test as to whether excessive force was used comes from the case of R v Owino 1996:
A jury must decide whether a defendant honestly believed that the circumstances were such as required him to use force to defend himself from an attack or threatened attack the jury has then to decide whether the force used was reasonable in the circumstances

Try substituting "proportionate" for "reasonable" if it helps.
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