A DISABLED farmer trying to kill a fox accidentally shot and wounded two burglars raiding a cannabis farm he did not know existed.
Edward Tibbs, 62, fired his shotgun three times from his mobility scooter after being woken in the early hours. He was aiming at a fox trying to steal geese from his 650-acre arable farm in Essex.
But hidden in the darkness were two men trying to break into a rented outhouse containing a secret drugs factory.
They suffered gunshot wounds and police marksmen later arrested Mr Tibbs on suspicion of attempted murder.
The extraordinary story only came to light this week after investigators told Mr Tibbs he would face no further action.
Dec 21 2010
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