Miss Klass, a model for Marks & Spencer and a former singer with the pop group Hear'Say, was in her kitchen in the early hours of Friday when she saw two teenagers behaving suspiciously in her garden.AND WHICH PARTY SUPPORTS ALLOWING PEOPLE TO DEFEND THEMSELVES? YES: THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY, THE TORIES:
The youths approached the kitchen window, before attempting to break into her garden shed, prompting Miss Klass to wave a kitchen knife to scare them away.
Miss Klass, 31, who was alone in her house in Potters Bar, Herts, with her two-year-old daughter, Ava, called the police. When they arrived at her house they informed her that she should not have used a knife to scare off the youths because carrying an "offensive weapon" – even in her own home – was illegal.
Chris Grayling, the shadow home secretary, promised a review of current legislation if his party wins power in next year's general election.
His pledge comes as this newspaper launches The Right To Defend Yourself campaign – aimed at securing greater rights and immunity from prosecution for householders in dealing with intruders.
This follows the case of Munir Hussain, the businessman who fought off a knife-wielding thugs after his family were threatened, and who was last week jailed for 30 months.
The Sunday Telegraph's campaign comes after two unsuccessful attempts to change the law using Private Members' Bills in the House of Commons, in 2004 and 2005, and a "clarification" of legislation announced last year by Jack Straw, the Justice Secretary.
Currently – in the wake of Mr Straw's intervention – the law on self defence only allows householders to use "reasonable" force against burglars without the fear of prosecution. Campaigners for change, including the Conservatives, want the definition to permit them to use anything other than "grossly disproportionate" force.
Writing in The Sunday Telegraph, Mr Grayling says: "There are two pieces of legislation that need to be looked at again.
"At the moment the law allows a defendant to use 'reasonable force' to protect him or herself, their family or their property. Conservatives argue that the defence that the law offers a householder should be much clearer, and that prosecutions and convictions should only happen in cases where courts judge the actions involved to be 'grossly disproportionate'."
LEFT-WING PARTIES AROUND THE WORLD ARE FREAKIN' INSANE.
THEY WANT YOU TO APPEASE THE BURGLAR IN YOUR OWN HOME AND APPEASE THE JIHADIST AROUND THE WORLD.
WE MUST ERADICATE LEFTISM.
BEFORE THEIR POLICIES GET US ERADICATED!
SEE WHAT OTHERS HAVE TO SAY HERE AT MEMEORANDUM.