Two more men have been charged with robbery after an incident at the home of Olympic cyclist Mark Cavendish.
Mr Cavendish was in the home with his wife and children when a number of men forced their way into the property at about 2.35am on Saturday 27 November.
The group assaulted Mr Cavendish, who was already suffering with significant injuries having just returned from a period in intensive care following a major crash whilst racing, and threatened his wife, with the couple’s children witnessing the events.
Thankfully, none of the family sustained serious injuries but were understandably left incredibly shaken by the incident.
A Luis Vuitton suitcase and two high-value watches were reported stolen.
In a statement released by Mr Cavendish at the time, he said:
“As I’m sure you will understand, this incident has left our family extremely distressed – not just myself and Peta but our children as well, who feared for their lives and are now struggling with the after-effects. No one should have to experience the sort of violence and threats made against us, let alone this happening in a family home – a place where everyone should feel safe. “The items taken are simply material goods and our priority at the moment is to make sure we all recover from the incident as a family, and we know this is likely to take some time. “We would like to place on record our thanks to Essex Police for a really quick response and the professionalism and the focus they are clearly putting into the investigation.”
Two 27-year-old men, Oludewa Okorosobo, of Flaxman Road, Camberwell, and Ali Badara Sesay, of Holding Street, Rainham, were postal requisitioned to appear in Colchester Magistrates’ Court on March 1 to be charged with robbery.
They are next due to appear at Chelmsford Crown Court on March 29.
One man, Romario Henry, 30, of Bell Green, Lewisham, has already been charged with robbery in connection with the incident.
His case is due to be listed at Chelmsford Crown Court on Friday 4 March.
Have you seen these men?
Detectives are still looking to locate two men who they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.
Jo Jobson is 25 and from Plaistow while George Goddard is 26 and from Loughton. Goddard also has links to the Isle of Dogs, in London.
Detective Inspector Tony Atkin, who is leading the investigation into the incident, 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.”
Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Jo Jobson and George Goddard should call us immediately on 101 and reference Operation Chamber when asked.