Self defence is now a crime in Britain
By Daily Mail Reporter
Myleene Klass warned by police after waving ‘illegal’ kitchen knife at intruders in her garden
Myleene Klass was told off by police for waving a knife through her window to scare off two teenagers trying to break into her garden shed.
The musician was alone in her kitchen, with her two-year-old daughter asleep upstairs, when she grabbed the knife and shouted ‘I’m calling the police’.
Officers who arrived at her house in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, on Friday warned her that it was illegal to carry an ‘offensive weapon’ even at home.
Jonathan Shalit, Myleene’s spokesperson told the Sunday Telegraph: ‘Myleene was aghast when she was told that the law did not allow her to defend herself in her own home.
‘All she died was scream loudly and wave the knife to try and frighten them off.
‘She is not looking to be a vigilante, and has the utmost respect for the law, but when the police explained to her that even if you’re home alone and you have an intruder, you are not allowed to protect yourself, she was bemused.
‘Her questions going forward are: what are my rights, and what are you actually allowed to do to defend yourself in your own house?’
Mr Shalit also revealed Myleene and fiance Graham Quinn, who was away on business at the time of the incident, will now be stepping up security at their house.
Shadow Home Secretary Chris Grayling said: ‘This incident just shows why things are still very confused on this issue and why we need a change in the law.’
A Hertfordshire Police spokesperson said police had been called to the property following a call from Myleene on Friday night.
The spokesman added: ‘There was no one around although they could see footprints in the snow. No property had been taken and there were no intruders.
‘Words of advice were given in relation to ensuring suspicious behaviour is reported immediately.’