a particular person from southeast London was found responsible of robbing Olympic bike owner Mark Cavendish and his spouse, Peta, all by means of a dwelling raid by which a “Rambo-trend knife” was held to his throat.
the dwelling raid occurred in November 2021, as ski masks-carrying trespassers broke into the Cavendish dwelling in Essex round 2:30 a.m. native time whereas the household was sleeping. Two Richard Mille watches, valued at 4 hundred,000 Euros and 300,000 Euros, have been amongst the numerous taken objects.
A majority verdict from 10 jurors in Chelmsford Crown court docket found 31-yr-previous Romario Henry responsible on two counts of theft regardless of denying the fees. however, his co-defendant, Oludewa Okorosobo from south London was cleared by the jury on his two counts of theft.
Okorosobo mentioned that he was stabbed inside the leg in September 2021, which was months earlier than the theft. He instructed police in December of that yr that he was “unable to do any” of the crimes dedicated.
What pinned him to the crime was a cell cellphone that he mentioned he loaned to a particular person who has admitted to theft. Ali Sesay borrowed the cellphone to make the most of a navigation app, and his DNA was found on the scene of the crime on Peta Cavendish’s cellphone.
Peta Cavendish mentioned that she had gone downstairs to examine a noise she had heard and located “males’s figures in balaclavas, they usually have been working in the direction of the underside of the steps,” per PA Media. She additionally believed three-to-5 people have been on the scene.
Mark Cavendish was unable to alert authorities, and thought of one of many intruders had “dragged” him by his ft and commenced unloading punches on him.
on the time, Cavendish had simply returned from the hospital after struggling three damaged ribs and a left lung tear following a cycle crash.
Then, Cavendish was positioned in a headlock, his spouse mentioned, and was instructed, “would you want me to stab you?” whereas holding an monumental black knife to his neck. The intruder was trying for his watches.
“It was black and had holes in it. It was a weapon,” Cavendish mentioned.
whereas this was occurring, Peta Cavendish and their three-yr-previous baby have been coated with a cowl, so as that they couldn’t see what was occurring.
Peta Cavendish described the knife as “Rambo trend,” in response to BBC.
Authorities are persevering with to look for two suspects, Jo Jobson and George Goddard, who jurors realized about by means of the trial.
Cavendish is a embellished British bike owner, having acquired 34 Tour de France levels, which tied him for first all-time with Eddy Merckx, a legendary bike owner.