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Restraining armed robber 'lawful'

An armed man broke into a betting shop in Plymouth last night, the customers overpowered him and took his gun away. He later died.

Michael Wolkind QC, who acted as defence counsel for Tony Martin, the Norfolk farmer who killed one burglar and wounded another man who had both entered his home in 1999, told the Today programme that "everything people did to restrain him was lawful as far as we know".

  • 26 Jan 2013
  • From the section UK