"[UK] Government lawyers say burglars 'need protection'"

From the Independent UK:

Government lawyers trying to keep the Norfolk farmer Tony Martin behind bars will tell a High Court judge tomorrow that burglars are members of the public who must be protected from violent householders.

The case could help hundreds of criminals bring claims for damages for injury suffered while committing offences...

Martin's solicitor, James Saunders, says that [the risk of Martin's use of excessive force when he is either burgled or attacked in his home] is significantly diminished since he no longer owns a gun and has agreed to fit an air-raid siren to his home that "could be heard all over the Fens".