Security

British Homeowners Can Now Use "Disproportionate Force" Against Intruders

Change in law that previously only allowed "reasonable force"

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The long campaign to give householders the right to use maximum force against burglars will end in victory today.

Chris Grayling will announce he is changing the law to allow people to use 'disproportionate' levels of violence to protect themselves and their families.

The Justice Secretary said it would 'dispel doubts once and for all' over the right to fight back against intruders.