GUNS ARE HERE IN THE UK AND PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO DEFEND THEMSELVES, RIGHTLY SO.
A businessman arrested for allegedly shooting burglars was “living in fear” after his secluded cottage was broken into three times previously, according to his family.
Andy Ferrie would be “suffering immensely” after being held in custody for almost three days with his wife, Tracey, on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm, his aunt said.
Gill Walker said the 35-year-old, who runs a caravan and motorhome repair service in rural Leicestershire, was constantly worried that his home would be targeted by criminal gangs after police failed to catch burglars who struck three times before.
She told The Daily Telegraph: “Andrew is a placid and calm person. He is extremely hard-working and someone who is just trying to keep his head above water like any other decent law-abiding person.
“His home has been burgled three times before and I know they were living in fear of it happening again. No one was ever caught as far as I know and it is in such a remote location that they made an easy target.
“It is disgusting that he has even been arrested, let alone been held for this long. He has never been in trouble with the police and will be suffering immensely being locked up. He does not deserve this. He was doing what anyone would do. Andrew would not hurt a fly, he has not got it in him.”