Blimey ! !
For more than two years, Sydney Davis’s house has been under siege from youths throwing stones.
After two hours of bombardment in the latest attack and no sign of the police, the 65-year-old retired builder decided enough was enough.
As a particularly large missile landed in his kitchen, he grabbed a plank of wood from the garden and ran towards the gang to scare them away.
The police arrived just in time – to arrest Mr Davis for possession of an offensive weapon.
He now faces up to six months in prison. Yesterday Mr Davis said he was bewildered by the decision to prosecute him.
In 1999 Tony Martin, a 55-year-old farmer living alone in a dilapidated house, woke to the sound of shattering glass as two burglars broke in. Martin had been robbed six
times before, but like 70 percent of rural English villages, his had no police presence.He crept downstairs in the dark and shot at the burglars, killing one and wounding the second. Both had numerous prior convictions. Martin was sentenced to life in prison for killing one burglar, 10 years for wound ing the second, and 12 months for owning an unregistered shotgun.