Justice Secretary Chris Grayling
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Grayling: Householders 'right' to fend off intruders

28 October 2012 Last updated at 11:21 GMT

The Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has confirmed that householders who confront intruders are to get more legal protection under new legislation.

Speaking on the Andrew Marr show Mr Grayling said "grossly disproportionate" force would still be against the law in England and Wales, but the bar would be higher than the current "proportionate" force test.