Murder-charge farmer attracts more support

26 August 1999

Murder-charge farmer attracts more support

TONY MARTIN, the Norfolk farmer charged with murder, continues to attract support and sympathy in the letters page of The Times and The Daily Telegraph.

Mr Martin was charged and remanded in custody following the death of a 16-year-old suspected burglar who was shot on a farm at Emneth, near Wisbech, last Friday.

In The Times, one letter-writer takes the view that “no homeowner should be punished for protecting his life, family and property”.

One writer to The Daily Telegraph suggests that the law should be rewritten so people forfeit their rights as soon as they embark on a criminal outing.

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