I do not care what the law is, someone comes in to my house uninvited and with the intent to rob me or my family, I catch them they get hurt.Simple. As usual the government of any persuasion takes it's time to protect the victim of any crime.We have,for sometime now been very soft on neds etc, and god forbid they should stub there toe whilst burgling your house,then the full weight of the law will come down on you.
Twice I have been charged with inflicting pain and injury on scum and twice the charge has been thrown out at great expense to the state.
I have no doubt the bleeding heart liberals here will say that more criminals will carry knives if they believe that a victim of their criminal activity will fight back.Most of the scum up here in Scotland already carry blades of some type as if they are caught or even use them then its nothing more than a slap on the wrist.
I believe fight back only if it is safe to do so and if that means hitting them on the head when their back is turned, go for it. As far as I am concerned they have no right to be in my house and I will use any means to protect myself my family and my property..