This video gives an interesting oversight of uk self defence law.
Sums it up nicely. There is a lovely caveat in s.76(4) Criminal Justice and Immigration Act that states along the lines of "not have to judge to a nicety the amount of force used". Basically, if you believe someone has a knife and you trap his hand, then knock him out to prevent him using the knife, then the force used (in your honestly held belief) is warranted.
Andrew Sheldon-Thomson wrote: This video gives an interesting oversight of uk self defence law.
It is a really good video and I’d recommend looking at his other videos on related topics such as weapons law, etc. As a black belt and a barrister, he’s in a really good position to talk with authority on these topics. He also makes it digestible and easy to follow for the layman too.
All the best,
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