Your home IS your castle: After years of leniency, top judge says burglars must face stiff sentences
By Matthew Hickley
Warning: The Lord Chief Justice has stressed burglary of a home must always be treated as a 'serious criminal offence'
Burglars must expect stiff punishment for violating homes, says Britain's top judge.
The Lord Chief Justice yesterday urged the courts to impose harsh sentences on thieves who target vulnerable victims, steal irreplaceable sentimental items or terrify residents.