Felixstowe: Inquest Into Death Of Alleged Burglar

30 September 2013, 05:54 | Updated: 30 September 2013, 06:39

An inquest is opening today into the death of an alleged burglar who was stabbed to death in a house in Felixstowe in 2011.

Darryl Bundy, 29, from Wirral, Merseyside, died after getting injured at a house in Selvale Way, Felixstowe, in December 2011.

Kyle Chilton, 24, from Ipswich, and his father John Treasure, 55, who lived at the house, were originally arrested on suspicion of murder.

But it was later announced that neither would be charged after the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) reviewed whether the use of force was ``necessary and whether it was reasonable in the circumstances''.

Announcing the decision last year, Paula Abrahams, deputy chief crown prosecutor with the CPS, said: ``We are satisfied that this action was in self-defence following a careful review of the evidence.

``Senior lawyers have taken into consideration the CPS policy on householders and the use of force against intruders.

``People are entitled to use reasonable force in self-defence to defend themselves, their family and their property.''

The dead man's brother Stephen Bundy, 24, from Felixstowe, was arrested on suspicion on burglary and released on police bail.

The CPS decided he would not face charges as it was `not in the public interest to proceed'.

The inquest will be held at Ipswich Magistrates Court.