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    No action against farmer who accidentally shot burglars

    BBC News - No action against farmer who accidentally shot burglars

    An Essex farmer who accidentally shot and wounded two burglars raiding a cannabis farm he did not know existed will not face police action.
    Edward Tibbs, 62, woke in the early hours of 19 August at his 650-acre arable farm in Crays Hill, Billericay, and went out on his mobility scooter.
    He said he fired three times, aiming at a fox trying to steal geese.
    However, he hit two men trying to break into an outhouse he had rented out, which contained a secret drugs factory.
    The men suffered gunshot wounds to their backs and legs and hospital doctors contacted police.
    Later in the day a team of police marksmen, accompanied by a police helicopter, arrested Mr Tibbs on suspicion of attempted murder.
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    LOL - a mobility scooter if it wasn't so serious it would be even funnier.
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    However, he hit two men trying to break into an outhouse he had rented out, which contained a secret drugs factory.



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    Good for him!

    Still a mite chagrined he had to make up a fox story to shoot intruders, but I'm glad it worked.

    Over here, he'd have been better off just saying they were burglars and he shot 'em.
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