Hither Green LIVE: Vigilantes ‘will STOP burglar Henry Vincent’s £100,000 funeral passing hero OAP Richard Osborn-Brooks’ home’

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Police confirmed it will step up patrols for the funeral of burglar Henry Vincent, who was killed by Richard Osborn Brooks when he broke into the pensioner’s home.

The Met Police said the decision to send officers to the street in Hither Green, south-east London street, is for ‘community reassurance’.

However, Scotland Yard said the procession is not expected to pass through the scene of his fatal raid. 

The street has become a flashpoint of tension after memorials to Vincent were repeatedly torn down opposite the house of Richard Osborn-Brooks, 78, who killed the intruder in a struggle defending his home. 

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Police are at the cemetary where burglar Henry Vincent will be buried. 

Officers are sat inside a minibus outside the grounds of St Mary Cray cemetery, in Bromley, Greater London. 

Vigilanties have formed a road block to stop burglar Henry Vincent’s £100,000 funeral procession from passing the home of the man who killed him.

Meanwhile police have stepped up patrols around the pensioner’s house where
career criminal Henry Vincent was fatally stabbed ahead of his funeral.

Officers were seen driving around Richard Osborn-Brooks
three-bedroomed home in Hither Green, south east London.

Two police officers drove slowly down South Park Crescent in a patrol
vehicle just after 8.15 am amid fears Vincent’s funeral cortege could pass
by the area.

The house that Mr Osborn-Brooks, 87, shared with his wife, Maureen, had
heavy-duty metal grilles placed over its windows following the botched raid
that cost Vincent, 37, his life.

Outside a former council house, a number of family and friends are beginning
to congregate.

A number of large floral tributes are also outside the house. One is a huge heart adorned with red flowers.

Next door to Henry Vincent’s address a gazebo has been put up. It expected the funeral procession will leave Swanley later this morning.

Funeral cars have begun arriving at a street in Swanley, Kent, as family and friends of career criminal Henry Vincent prepare for his ceremony.

Eight to 10 jet black Mercedes limousines have gathered on a housing estate in the Kent town.

Outside a former council house, a number of family and friends are beginning to congregate.

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