The household of a burglar who was fatally stabbed have clashed with locals and police once more as they tried to put a shrine on what would have been his 38th birthday.

Floral tributes, birthday playing cards and balloons devoted to Henry Vincent have been hooked up to a street signal and lampposts in Hither Inexperienced, London, by Vincent’s household.

That they had vowed by no means to return to the road in Hither Inexperienced, south east London.


It’s reported some 20 girls and youths – many sporting shades, scarves and hoodies to cover their identities – clashed with officers and indignant native residents on the afternoon of Sunday 15 April over the shrine, studies the Mirror.

It was erected on a fence 20 yards from 78-year-old Richard Osborn-Brooks’ home, simply over every week after Vincent broke into the OAP’s house at 12.45am on April four.

The pensioner was arrested over Vincent’s demise earlier than he was launched with out cost.

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Mr Osborn-Brooks and his sick spouse Maureen, 76, are in a police secure home, in line with a relative.

Offended native residents had beforehand torn down tributes left in Vincent’s reminiscence reverse the home, whereas the pensioner and his disabled spouse have gone into hiding over concern of reprisals.

Scotland Yard mentioned Vincent was stabbed in an altercation, after he pressured Osborn-Brooks into his kitchen armed with a screwdriver, the place a wrestle ensued.

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Vincent was subsequently taken to hospital and pronounced lifeless at 03:40am.

Since, Osborn-Brooks’ house has turn into the epicentre of a row between the Vincent household and native residents.

The row has incited anger nationwide, with one man named Cecil Coley driving to the scene of the crime from London, to tear down the shrine to the ‘profession prison’.

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Posted by Cecil Coley on Monday, 9 April 2018

Coley instructed UNILAD:

Once I learn on-line that the scene of crime the place Henry Vincent died occurred to be the identical street as the place Richard Osborn-Brooks lived, and the Vincent household and buddies had been putting flowers for memorial, I discovered it disrespectful in direction of legislation abiding good samaritans, so I simply determined to go there myself and see it.

The considered eradicating flowers got here later.


Among the many flowers have been notes containing messages comparable to ‘You’ll be missed’ and ‘I really like you’.

A card from considered one of Vincent’s daughters learn:

They don’t know what they’re on about, they solely know what they learn, however I’ll attempt my hardest to get individuals to know who you actually was. [sic]

Sorry dad that I wasn’t with you and inform you that every little thing was going to be alright, it’s essential to have been frightened by your self.

I’ll rise up for you dad, I gained’t allow you to down ‘cos I do know you wouldn’t let me down.

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The CPS and police urge individuals to all the time name the police first – in case you are ready – in an intruder state of affairs, however in line with official steering, anybody can use cheap drive to guard themselves.

As a common rule, the extra excessive the circumstances and the concern felt, the extra drive you possibly can lawfully use in self-defence.

The legislation doesn’t require you to attend to be attacked earlier than utilizing defensive drive, however doesn’t defend you if, for instance, your motion is over-the-top or calculated revenge.


You’re given higher safety below the legislation if drive is used to guard your self or others when coping with a burglar or trespasser in your property.

The CPS says in case you have acted in cheap self-defence, as described above, and the intruder dies you’ll nonetheless have acted lawfully.

Use of ‘disproportionate drive’ might see you dealing with costs.

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