Self-Defence Of Property In English law



Self-Defence Of Property In English law

The defence of property is a common method of justification used by defendants who argue that they should not be held liable for any loss and injury that they have caused because they were acting to protect their property.  Court have generally ruled that the use of force may be acceptable.

English Law

Generally, see self-defence in English law. In addition to the right of self-defence at common law, section 3 of the Criminal Law Act 1967 states that

A person may use such force as is reasonable in the circumstances in the prevention of crime or in arresting offenders or suspects.

Insofar as an attack on property is a crime, reasonable force may be used to prevent the crime or to arrest the offender, whether it be theft of a sum of money or the damage of an object (wikipedia).


Source: A Great “Starting Point” To Defend Yourself And Those Closest To Yo



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