Felixstowe: Prosecutors say the man who fatally stabbed father-of-three Darryl Bundy was acting in self-defence
THE Crown Prosecution Service alleged that Mr Bundy had broken into a property and had attacked householder John Treasure, whose son Kye Chilton then stabbed the intruder.
CPS officials say people are entitled to use “reasonable force” to defend themselves and their property.
Police were called to Selvale Way, Felixstowe, on the evening of Friday, December 16 by the ambulance service who were treating Mr Bundy. He was taken to Ipswich hospital but later died.
Mr Treasure and Mr Chilton were arrested on suspicion of murder, but they have now been released from their bail and no further police action will be taken.
Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor Paula Abrahams, of the Crown Prosecution Service, said: “We have informed the police of our decision not to charge Kye Chilton, a 24-year-old man from Ipswich, in connection with the death of Darryl Bundy who entered the home of his father, John Treasure, and attacked him on December 16, 2011.
“Darryl Bundy was stabbed in the chest and died from his injuries shortly afterwards.
“We are satisfied that this action was in self-defence following a careful review of the evidence.
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“In reaching this decision senior lawyers have looked at the evidence that the police have presented in this case and have taken into consideration the Crown Prosecution Service policy on householders and the use of force against intruders.
“In a case such as this we have to ask whether the use of force was necessary and whether it was reasonable in the circumstances. Each case is considered on its individual facts.
“People are entitled to use reasonable force in self-defence to defend themselves, their family and their property.”
Mr Bundy’s family have been informed of the decision.
John Treasure will not face any charges, due to insufficient evidence.
Mr Bundy, whose family live in Stour Avenue, was a professional tattoo artist, and had been living in the Wirral for the past four years with his partner of ten years, Kerry Roberts, 32.
He returned home in December for a short while to visit family and because his grandmother was unwell.
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