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BBC NEWS | England | Berkshire | Man acquitted of harpoon attack


A man accused of firing a harpoon into a teenager's face has been cleared of all charges against him after a jury accepted he acted in self-defence

The court was told how Mr Kirk opened the door of the flat to Hawkins, his half-brother Barry Lovegrove and his sister's boyfriend, Derek Watkins.

The trio punched and kicked him and stabbed him close to the heart.
He retreated inside and brought out the harpoon to frighten the gang.
The jury at Reading Crown Court decided that the gun had been fired by Mr Kirk accidentally during the fight.


Wow. That's a new one in the range of home defence options.

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