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A BUSINESSMAN held by police for 18 hours after he tackled an intruder who had broken into his mother’s house says “the law stinks”.

Vaughan Jones, 39, grappled with the intruder after his widowed mother, Eleanor, heard someone breaking into her home in Gwent, South Wales.

Jones, who lives nearby, called the police before dashing round to his mother’s house. He engaged the intruder in a hand-to-hand struggle, but was shocked when police arrested him for allegedly assaulting the thief.

“I couldn’t believe it,” he told the Daily Mail. “I said to them: Are you real? I told them I was acting in self-defence. When they took me to the police station, I said ‘the law stinks’.”

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