78-year-old British homeowner arrested for murder after stabbing home-invader

homeowner arrested for murder

He is two-fisting Guinness…Meanwhile, no one will miss the perp.

How is that civilian-disarmament thing working out for you Britain? It certainly isn’t working out for 78-year-old Richard Osborn Brooks, who was arrested for murder after an armed home-invader got what he deserved.

From DailyMailUK:

The pensioner, named locally as Richard Osborn-Brooks, was upstairs asleep with his wife when he was woken by the two men breaking into his suburban home in Hither Green, south-east London last night.

He was forced into his kitchen by one of the men, who was armed with a screwdriver, before a struggle ensued.

The intruder, a 38-year-old man, was left with wounds to his chest and local residents say he collapsed in a neighbouring road and died in hospital.

The homeowner was initially detained on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm but was later arrested on suspicion of murder. The case has been compared to that of Tony Martin, who was jailed for killing an intruder at his home in 1999…

…Gordon Williams, 44, saw the man on the ground with a stab wound to the chest before another man tried, unsuccessfully, to get him into a white van. The van then drove off before police and paramedics then arrived at the scene.

Mr Williams said: ‘He was a white bloke about my age. I had just gone to to bed and I heard moaning and groaning. I thought it was someone drunk but I looked out of the window.

‘There was a black guy in a white van. I thought he was trying to drag him into the van, but then he drove off down the road.’

Gordon said he then went out of the house to the injured man and added: ‘I just tried to reassure him. His t-shirt was covered in blood.’

Neighbourhood Watch member Sylbourne Sydial, who is in his 40s, said the case reminded her of that of Tony Martin.

He said: ‘A man should be able to defend his home… your home is your castle and I believe your neighbourhood is your kingdom.

Mind your place serf! You don’t have a right to protect yourself from two men half your age. In your own home. At night. With your wife home.

Unfortunately, the authorities want to make an example out of Mr. Brooks, instead out of the dead perp. The Brits used to leave the bodies of criminals hanging on London Bridge, to dissuade similar act from others. Britain also used to be called “Great” as well.







  1. A says:

    “Norman Brennan, a former police officer who represents victims’ interests, said police were required to arrest the pensioner in order to investigate whether he had acted in self defence.

    But he said he would be ‘amazed’ if he was prosecuted over the death.”

    1. Sam L. says:

      Given what I’ve read about previous incidents, I would not be surprised if he were prosecuted. I would be surprised and amazed if he weren’t.

  2. stuartb says:

    He was released today, no charges filed

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78-year-old British homeowner arrested for murder after stabbing home-invader

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