(PRWEB UK) 12 October 2012
Justice Secretary Chris Grayling announced the law change at the Conservative Birmingham conference this week, outlining that the current bar of the ‘proportionate’ force test will be raised higher to protect homeowners.
However, ‘grossly disproportionate’ force will still be against the law in England and Wales, such as attacking a burglar who is already unconscious.
Mr Grayling is looking to change the law on tackling intruders as soon as possible, and has included the new legislation in a crime bill passing through Parliament this autumn.
In light of the news, Private Investigator Services have highlighted the importance of installing CCTV into the home and garden. In light of any prosecutions following a burglary, CCTV can act as a reliable form of evidence and protect those who have acted with proportionate force.
A spokesperson from The Private Detective said:
“CCTV is such an important addition to a household and one of the most effective forms of evidence should you be a victim of burglary. Images captured can help identify criminals, prove which items have been stolen and if you happen to confront a burglar – the force you use to protect yourself.
“It is definitely worth considering adding CCTV to your home security to ensure your protection and deter criminals as well as helping capture and prosecute criminals.”
The Private Detective has a pool of skilled and highly trained private detectives and private investigators in the UK and abroad. This nationwide company includes their long associated business partners Leeds Private Investigations who can supply investigation services in and around the Leeds area.