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Tories urge for self-defence laws to change


Shadow home secretary Chris Grayling says the Conservatives would make it harder for people who tackle burglars to be prosecuted.

Mr Grayling said he wanted to change the law so that people are only prosecuted in cases where their actions are judged to have been "grossly disproportionate".

The debate over the law follows the conviction of Munir Hussain, who was jailed for beating a man who tied up his family in their home.


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