No murder charge over Darryl Bundy death in Felixstowe
A father and son arrested after an alleged intruder was stabbed to death in Suffolk will not face prosecution.
Darryl Bundy, 29, from Wirral, Merseyside, was fatally injured in Selvale Way, Felixstowe, in December.
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said Kye Chilton, 24, of Ipswich, had acted in self-defence.
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People are entitled to use reasonable force in self-defence to defend themselves, their family and their property”
His father John Treasure, 55, who lives at a house in Selvale Way, will also not face charges. Both were originally arrested on suspicion of murder.
Police were called to the street on the evening of 16 December where Mr Bundy was being treated. He was taken to Ipswich Hospital where he later died.
The father and son were arrested on suspicion of murder and another man on suspicion of burglary.
The CPS said it had to ask whether the use of force was "necessary and whether it was reasonable in the circumstances".Family informed
Paula Abrahams, deputy chief crown prosecutor with the CPS, said: "We are satisfied that this action was in self-defence following a careful review of the evidence.
"Senior lawyers have taken into consideration the CPS policy on householders and the use of force against intruders.
"People are entitled to use reasonable force in self-defence to defend themselves, their family and their property."
The dead man's brother Stephen Bundy, 24, from Felixstowe, was arrested on suspicion on burglary and released on police bail.
He will not face charges as it is "not in the public interest to proceed", the CPS said.
It added Darryl Bundy's family had been informed of its decision.