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Friends of armed robber who died after being restrained in street by passers-by say they should be PROSECUTED for their have-a-go heroism

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obsidian_eclipse

Friends and family of an armed robber who died two days after being restrained by a member of the public have called for the man who took him down to be prosecuted.

 

Shane Bryant, 29, of Birmingham, and a friend, robbed a Co-Op store in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire,while wielding a golf club and baseball bat on Thursday night.[/Quote]

 

I can't believe the audacity of those demanding the prosecution of the brave person who tackled 2 armed robbers. Loss of life is always sad and tragic but I can't help feel it is something of an occupational hazard for those who take part in criminality. Then for the family to attempt to profiteer and set up a crowdfunding page beggars belief.

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Jedi Knight

Unfortunately the law doesn't seen to take occupational hazard into account. It's only right the matter is investigated and a decision made on the outcome. A police officer would be, so should a member of the public. 

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bensonby

Have you got the link to the full story? Did the "have a go hero" do anything gratuitous?

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obsidian_eclipse

Of course it should be thoroughly investigated, the account of friends and family - who weren't even there paints a different picture from that of the actual witnesses. It sounds like there was quite a struggle taking place and the other robber used his vehicle as a weapon against those trying to restrain his associate. Hopefully the truth will out and I hope the family can see where a great deal of responsibility lies for the events of that day.

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Cathedral Bobby

There should be an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive given this gentleman died in the pursuit of his occupation. Only joking, there should be a full investigation and then the people concerned rewarded for their bravery.

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6 minutes ago, Cathedral Bobby said:

There should be an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive given this gentleman died in the pursuit of his occupation. Only joking, there should be a full investigation and then the people concerned rewarded for their bravery.

Agreed, due process needs to take place however the individuals coming out publically like this needs to take a long hard look at themselves. Frankly it is disgraceful.

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ParochialYokal

The threshold for the use of force is lower for a MOP and the threshold for prosecution is higher.

 

The reality is that a MOP is less likely to be prosecuted but they are more likely to be arrested as an investigatory mechanism, which is often inappropriate.

 

If you want to commit an armed robbery then you can hardly complain if you get done good and proper by Mr Joe Public. You commit a robbery then you run the risk of positional asphyxia by individuals that have no duty of care towards you. You run the risk of head injuries by Mr Joe Public whom may grab anything at hand and whack it over your skull.

 

Whilst any death is regrettable, the sure way not to end up dead whilst committing a crime is not to commit it in the first place.

 

 

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