Anger over freed raid ‘sidekick’
FRIENDS of an OAP who stabbed a burglar to death are furious because an alleged accomplice has gone free without charge.
Billy Jeeves, 28, was held 16 days after Richard Osborn-brooks, 78, fatally stabbed traveller Henry Vincent, 37, at his home.
Now police have confirmed no charges will be filed against Jeeves because of insufficient evidence.
A mum of two who lives near the raided home in Hither Green, south-east London, said: “Richard is in hiding and can probably never come home.
“Now one of the people accused of breaking into his home has walked free when Richard’s life is ruined.”
Married former RAC manager Mr Osbornbrooks was released without charge over Vincent’s killing in April this year.
Locals have clashed with travellers and torn down a series of floral shrines to Vincent next to the house.
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