UK Court Frees Dad Jailed for Beating Burglar

He brutally struck man who threatened family, causing brain damage
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 20, 2010 8:20 AM CST
Munir Hussain (left) and his brother Tokeer are seen in these police photos.

(Newser) – A UK appeals court today freed Munir Hussain, who had been sent to jail for brutally beating a man who had invaded his home and threatened to his family. The Buckinghamshire businessman returned home with his family one evening to find burglars there; they tied him and his family up and forced them to crawl from room to room. Hussain escaped after throwing a coffee table at the men, and ran to get his brother for help.

When they returned, the intruders fled, but the brothers caught one and hit him with a cricket bat so hard the bat broke in three places—and left the burglar permanently brain damaged. His brother, Tokeer, was originally given a 39-month sentence, and Munir a 30-month one, but a judge yesterday suspended Munir’s sentence, and reduced Tokeer’s to two years.

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