Police respond and take everyone into custody--the two shot thieves, two women who are in the dope shack, and the farmer. Everyone is eventually released without charges or any court sanction except for...you guessed it:
The injured men, aged 27 and 30 and from Basildon, Essex, were arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm but were later released without charge.So this disabled senior citizen loses valuable firearms to his own government and is now left unable to defend either his livestock or himself, while the criminals who have been operating on his land and who may now be just a tad upset are free to go on about their business knowing that if they want to pay this old man a visit and express their displeasure, there's nothing that he can do to fend them off.
Police found 50 cannabis plants in the rented outbuilding. Two women were arrested and they too were released without charge.
Although Mr Tibbs no longer faces any charges, he has now been left without his shotguns after Essex Police withdrew his firearms licence on the grounds that he kept too much ammunition at his farmhouse.
A police spokesman confirmed that two licenses held by Mr Tibbs for more than 20 years have been revoked.
He said: '[Mr Tibbs] is unfit to be entrusted with a firearm and may present a danger to public safety and peace.'