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TOPIC: Family of Hither Green burglar stopped by police from pinning birthday tributes

Family of Hither Green burglar stopped by police from pinning birthday tributes 5 months 5 days ago #2969071

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I find this totally disgusting and well done to the Police.

Yahoo News :-

Police stopped the family of a dead burglar attaching balloons and banners to fences beside his victim's home on what would have been his birthday.

Friends and family of Henry Vincent, the burglar who was killed after breaking into the home of a pensioner and his disabled wife, held a vigil close to the house where he died to mark his 38th birthday.

Around 20 women from the travelling community, who said they were relatives of Vincent, arrived at the road in Hither Green, south London, to lay flowers close to the spot where the criminal was fatally injured in the home of 78-year-old Richard Osborn-Brooks.

Some carried balloons saying "You’ll be missed" and placards featuring photographs of Vincent.

They were escorted by five police officers who tried to stop them stapling the banners and balloons to the garden fences of homeowners. Eventually, the tributes were attached to the street sign itself and a lamppost.

Mr Osborn-Brooks has been advised to stay away from the property since the night he fatally stabbed career criminal Vincent with a screwdriver, amid concerns for his own safety.

Neighbours have voiced their objections to the tributes, while members of the public have been seen tearing down flowers and condolence messages attached to the fence.


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Family of Hither Green burglar stopped by police from pinning birthday tributes 5 months 5 days ago #2969120

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If it was one of my relatives who was a career criminal and had been killed when burgling and terrifying the life out of pensioners, I think that I would keep a low profile!!

But then travellers are travellers.

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