Much on these forums is written and discussed regarding self defence with plenty of good advice posted to the effect that one should act first, act fast and escape. Whilst reading another thread I got to thinking about under what circumstances one might decide to restrain and / or make a citizen’s arrest regardless of ones professional background or experience.
The following scenarios briefly presented themselves as points for consideration and discussion.
- You act in self defence from one lone attacker who is unarmed.
- You act in self defence from one attacker accompanied by a non participatory associate.
- you act in self defence from multiple assailants
- As No1, but attacker armed (blade or blunt trauma type weapons only).
- As No2, but attacker armed (blade or blunt trauma type weapons only).
- You discover a burglar in your house who immediately makes to escape without threatening you
- As No6, but burglar threatens you if you do not allow him to escape.
- You come to the aid of another who is being attacked by one lone attacker.
- As No8, but attacker armed (blade or blunt trauma type weapons only).
- You see a lone police officer attempting to arrest a single aggressive / violent subject, would you offer to assist.
Under UK legislation every citizen is legally justified to act in any of the above situations, for detailed clarification on this refer to Jissen issue 5 article entitled Round Two – Self defence and the Law.
Your thoughts, Jonesy