Businessman Rips Conviction for Attacking Thief

Dad freed himself, chased armed attacker with cricket bat
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 6, 2010 3:00 AM CDT
Businessman Rips Conviction for Attacking Thief
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A furious British businessman yesterday blasted his conviction for attacking an armed burglar with a bat, even though his 30-month jail term was reduced to 12-months suspended sentence and he got out of jail after just a month. “The justice system has failed us," said Munir Hussain, who was found guilty of causing grievous bodily harm to a thief after a masked gang tied him and his family up and ransacked their home. His brother also was sentenced to 39 months.

A judge upheld convictions of the two men, 52 and 35, but reduced their sentences, and dropped charges against a 20-year-old brother. After Hussain managed to free himself, he and his brother raced after one the burglars and attacked him with a cricket bat, fracturing his skull and causing brain damage.The thief was sentenced to two years supervision. He had more than 50 previous criminal convictions, reports the Telegraph.
(More Munir Hussain stories.)

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