A man who defended his home from an intruder has been told he could face prosecution.
When the intruder entered David Youden's home in Queen's Park Road, Brighton, uninvited in the early hours of New Year's Day the resident fought him off.
Mr Youden, 54, pushed the man out of his flat and sat on him until the police arrived.
But now prosecutors have decided they will take no action against him.
Instead Mr Youden has been warned by police officers dealing with the case that he could face assault charges.
Mr Youden, who suffers from post traumatic stress disorder having been stabbed in the chest by an intruder at his home in 1993, said he was astonished that he could go on trial.