Anger over freed raid ‘side­kick’

The People - - NEWS FEATURES - By Dan Warburton

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.

PALS Ste­wart Per­rie and Michael Mon­teith, 26, have driven a Fiat Panda 5,500 miles from Sus­sex to Siberia in the Mon­gol Rally.

HID­ING: Os­born-brooks

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