Tributes to Hither Green 'burglar' Henry Vincent torn down

12 April, 2018, 00:45 | Author: Jason Torres
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Police said they would need to receive a complaint from the owner of the fence where the flowers are being attached to take action.

Vincent's traveller community family have taken over the street in Hither Green, south east London, and are furious that their shrine has been taken down by outraged neighbours.

"This is the best place for these flowers to be".

He said people close to Vincent were acting like the 37-year-old was the "victim" despite the fact he would have "killed the pensioner first if he could".

He was stabbed after a struggle with pensioner Richard Osborn-Brooks, 78, who was held by police after the incident but released without further charge on Friday. "[It was] inappropriate, and the guy deserves no tribute".

"I do not want anyone to feel intimidated or that they are not being allowed to respond in a dignified way to a tragic death".

One tribute, thought to have been left by the dad-of-four's young daughter, said: 'Strangers can say what they like about you they don't no who you was so I don't care.

On Tuesday, Elvina Lee, who said she was Mr Vincent's cousin, defended him, saying he "wasn't a murderer, he wasn't a rapist - they're putting him as a monster".

Police are still looking for a second man, Billy Jeeves, 28, in connection with the burglary.

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Saverimuthu Augustine, 78, said some of the tributes had been attached to his property. I do not appreciate it.

Theresa Webb, 43, a consultant nutritional therapist who lives on the road said the community are "mourning the loss of a life" but their first thoughts are with Richard and his wife. "There were 101 bouquets down there", she added.

"If it is a normal person it is different - it could have been my house [that was burgled]".

The van was found burnt out and destroyed on April 7 in Star Lane, near Hockingdon Lane in Orpington, Kent.

Thousands of pounds has been fundraised online to support the pensioner.

Officers were called to reports of a burglary in progress at 12.45am last Wednesday, after two men entered the house.

During a struggle in the kitchen, Vincent was stabbed in the upper body. It is unclear what implement was used to inflict the fatal blow.

Both men then apparently attempted a getaway, but Vincent collapsed nearby on Further Green Road.

In January, Vincent was named and pictured by Kent Police investigating a distraction burglary in which jewellery and valuables were stolen from a man in his 70s.

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