Family of stabbed Hither Green burglar lay fresh floral tributes outside house he broke into
Relatives of a man killed during a botched robbery in Hither Green, south London have once again laid floral tributes in memory of their family member. It has sparked fresh tensions in Hither Green where the normally quiet South Park Crescent has become a battleground between locals and the family of burglar Henry Vincent.
Vincent collapsed after breaking into the home of Richard Osborn-Brooks and his wife earlier this month. During the botched robbery he was armed with a screwdriver which he reportedly fell on.
Speaking last week during a radio interview, Deputy Commissioner Sir Craig Mackey said: “This is a tragedy for the family who have lost a loved one. It is also a tragedy for the homeowner forced to take the action he did."
He added: “The local authority are considering how the flowers and items are managed and we are inputting to that. As the situation stands, that is how this has to be dealt with as laying flowers is not a crime."