Two more men charged over robbery and break-in at home of Olympic cyclist Mark Cavendish

Mark Cavendish said the incident had left him and his family fearing for their lives.
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The Essex home of Tour de France cyclist Mark Cavendish was broken into in November 2021 Credit: Press Association

Two more men have been charged with robbery after a raid at the home of Olympic cyclist Mark Cavendish.

The rider said he and his family had been left “extremely distressed” after the raid at his home in Ongar, Essex, at about 2.35am on Saturday, 27 November, which was witnessed by his children.

Essex Police said no-one sustained serious injuries, but Cavendish said in a statement that he and his family had “feared for their lives”.

The force said a Louis Vuitton suitcase and two high-value watches were stolen.

Two 27-year-old men, Oludewa Okorosobo, of Flaxman Road, Camberwell, south London, and Ali Badara Sesay, of Holding Street, Rainham, east London, have been charged with robbery, Essex Police said.

They faced Colchester Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday and are due to appear before Chelmsford Crown Court on March 29.

Romario Henry, 30, of Bell Green, Lewisham, south-east London, was charged in December with two counts of robbery.

He is next due to appear at Chelmsford Crown Court on Friday.

Cavendish was recovering from injuries he suffered in a crash during a track event in Belgium at the time of the raid.

In January, Essex Police released photographs of two men officers want to speak to in connection with their investigation.

Jo Jobson, 25, is from Plaistow, east London, while 26-year-old George Goddard is from Loughton in Essex.

Goddard also has links to the Isle of Dogs in London.

Detective Inspector Tony Atkin, who is leading the investigation, said: “We’re still seeking the public’s help to locate these two men, Jo Jobson and George Goddard.

“I believe both men will have information which will help the investigation and I would urge them both to come forward.”