‘Nervous’ home owners get ‘armed’

Close up of a baseball bat
Close up of a baseball bat

Fifty-three per cent of people in the North West admit to keeping a weapon in their home to protect themselves and their property against intruders, a new survey has revealed.

Researchers found adults in the region feel nervous when they are home alone, and therefore keep household items like heavy torches, baseball bats and walking sticks close at hand to defend themselves against potential intruders.