A man killed someone breaking into his home. Police said he would be charged with murder.
After the death on 29 February, police told him he could be prosecuted for murder. The case sparked fresh debate over how and when householders should be allowed by law to defend themselves.This hasn't happened in a very long time in the UK.
Today, however, the Crown Prosecution Service announced Mr Pitkin would not be charged because
there was no proof he had acted unlawfully. It added that householders were entitled to use "reasonable force" in self-defence when facing an intruder.
The ruling will be welcomed by campaigners who argue in favour of the right to fight back against burglars.