By: Steve Dellar | 04-04-2018 | News
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UK - London Pensioner Who Killed ‘Armed Burglar’ Bailed - ‘He Deserves A Medal’

The public outcry over the arrest of a 78-year-old in London yesterday who had stabbed an armed burglar breaking into his own house was incredible. By this morning, the news that the pensioner had been bailed pending further investigation was met with great cheer by many whilst the newspaper front pages all hailed the man’s right to defend his own home.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Scotland Yard says a 78-year-old man named locally as Richard Osborn-Brooks who was arrested over the fatal stabbing of an intruder during a burglary at his southeast London home has been bailed until May pending further enquiries</p>&mdash; Sky News Breaking (@SkyNewsBreak) <a href="https://twitter.com/SkyNewsBreak/status/981807730888445952?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 5, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Mr Albert Osborn-Brooks apparently lay sleeping in bed with his wife (who suffers from dementia at the age of 76) when two raiders burst in shortly after midnight.

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They marched him into the kitchen of his own house, with one of the criminals carrying a screwdriver. His wife Maureen lay defenseless and completely terrified in her bed, not aware of what was happening. One of them guarded Mr Osborn-Brooks whilst the other started ransacking the house, taking all he could.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Only in a country this messed up can Richard Osborn-Brooks be arrested for murder, whilst ARMED BURGLARS are classed as the victims. Absolute disgrace. The man is a hero. He’s 78 and defending himself and his property. Good on him. One less worthless burglar on the streets. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/hero?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#hero</a></p>&mdash; PetroL (@UnleadedJunkie) <a href="https://twitter.com/UnleadedJunkie/status/981603779983310849?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 4, 2018</a></blockquote>

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At about this time, the pensioner had enough and started to fight off the intruder, stabbing him in the chest with the screwdriver in the process. The burglar later died in hospital and Mr Osborn-Brooks was arrested for murder. After a massive public outcry, he was again released this morning.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Latest: 78-year-old Richard Osborn-Brooks, arrested on suspicion of murdering a suspected burglar in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/HitherGreen?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#HitherGreen</a>, released on bail, say <a href="https://twitter.com/metpoliceuk?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@metpoliceuk</a> <a href="https://t.co/N5VRPpItfg">pic.twitter.com/N5VRPpItfg</a></p>&mdash; BBC Radio London (@BBCRadioLondon) <a href="https://twitter.com/BBCRadioLondon/status/981807825503612928?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 5, 2018</a></blockquote>

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His neighbors have rallied round Mr Osborn-Brooks and his wife. On a Facebook page, they wrote: “So this is British justice is it? Where is our protection? The old man deserves a medal and to be let free. Now you know why America has guns.”

Source:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/04/04/suspected-burglar-dies-tussle-pensioner-78/

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Rose Howard No. 22649 2018-04-08 : 10:47

Those thieves should not have been on somebody elses property. If they rob and con pensioners out of money they are scum and deserve all they get, All this PC attitude is taking rights away from decent people

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