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Colin Hurst: Although we don't condone this sort of activity, it was the sensible decision

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 12 May 2022, 6:12pm
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(Photo / NZME)

Colin Hurst: Although we don't condone this sort of activity, it was the sensible decision

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 12 May 2022, 6:12pm

What a story this has been. 

There were gasps, hugs and tears as the father and son who beat a teenage burglar and cut off one of us fingers were found not guilty on all charges. 

It took six hours of jury deliberations to decide that the two farmers, William and Shaun Burr, were acting in reasonable self-defence. 

It was the fourth time the burglar had got into their home, stealing a car on all previous attempts.  

Colin Hurst, Federated Farmers spokesperson for Rural Policing and Crime Matters, joined Heather du Plessis-Allan. 

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