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37638207022_dba56867b5_b.jpg?profile=RESIZE_710xMark Field has been suspended as a Foreign Office minister after video of him grabbing a Greenpeace protester at a black tie dinner sparked concern from some MPs and the public. But what does the law say on tackling intruders?

The "worst-case scenario" for someone tackling an intruder like this would be a common assault allegation, says Colin Rawson, a partner at Stephensons Solicitors.

"It's the lowest level of assault, where effectively there's little or no injury," he says.


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