Hero boy brings at­tack­ers to jus­tice

Uxbridge Gazette - - NEWS - By Alexan­der Ballinger alexan­der.ballinger@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

A 10-year-old boy has been praised as a hero by po­lice of­fi­cers in West­min­ster af­ter he helped bring to jus­tice two men who had at­tacked his mother.

Di­dier Leven­fiche had just got home from school on Mon­day, June 13 2016 when two men grabbed his mother around the neck and vi­ciously pulled at her ears to re­move her ear­rings.

The two men also tried to grab her watch and one man kicked at the fam­ily dog who was try­ing to pro­tect the mother.

Di­dier saw the whole in­ci­dent un­fold in front of his eyes and was able to ac­ti­vate the house alarm and mem­o­rised the sus­pects’ faces, in the hope of as­sist­ing the po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Thanks to Di­dier’s work, both men were ar­rested in Au­gust 2016 and were picked out of an ID pa­rade.

The two men, Eu­gene and Devlin Wil­liams, have pleaded guilty to a spate of vi­o­lent rob­beries across Lon­don and are on re­mand await­ing sen­tence.

Eu­gene Wil­liams, 36, of Sta­tion Road, For­est Gate, pleaded guilty at South­wark Crown Court on Thurs­day De­cem­ber 8 to com­mit­ting four vi­o­lent rob­beries on fe­male vic­tims be­tween Novem­ber 19 2015 and June 13 2016.

He also pleaded guilty to pos­ses­sion of crim­i­nal prop­erty.

Devlin Wil­liams, 33, of Hirst Cres­cent, Wem­b­ley, also pleaded guilty at South­wark Crown Court on Thurs­day De­cem­ber 8 to com­mit­ting one count of rob­bery on June 13 2016 and two sep­a­rate rob­beries in Au­gust.

They will be sen­tenced on Fe­bru­ary 17 2017.

On Novem­ber 19 2015, a 55-year-old woman was at­tacked on her doorstep in Tre­gunter Road, Chelsea, by Eu­gene Wil­liams and an­other sus­pect.

Eu­gene Wil­liams cov­ered the vic­tim’s mouth and nose with his hand and said ‘don’t shout, don’t scream or we will hurt you’. The other sus­pect took the vic­tim’s £94,000 di­a­mond en­gage­ment ring, wed­ding ring and Cartier watch.

On De­cem­ber 16 2015, an­other vic­tim was re­turn­ing home af­ter walk­ing her dog in the Wen­dell Park.

She was on Le­froy Road when she was at­tacked by Eu­gene Wil­liams and an­other male. Her plat­inum and di­a­mond ring, val­ued at £40,000, was pulled from her fin­ger.

The sus­pects were chal­lenged by a wit­ness and made off towards a grey BMW.

On Tues­day May 31, a vic­tim and her hus­band, who are both aged in their 60s, ar­rived at an ad­dress on Big­wood Road, Hamp­stead, at 11.05pm and were at­tacked on their doorstep by Eu­gene Wil­liam’s and an­other male who pinned both vic­tims to the floor and pulled the fe­male vic­tim’s di­a­mond ring from her fin­ger.

On Mon­day June 13, Mrs Leven­fiche who was with her son in Wild­wood Road, Hamp­stead, was ap­proached from be­hind by Eu­gene and Devlin Wil­liams.

Eu­gene placed the vic­tim in a head-lock and pulled vi­o­lently at her ear to re­move her ear­ring. He also tried to grab her watch.

Devlin kicked at the fam­ily dog who tried to pro­tect his owner, but Di­dier wit­nessed the en­tire in­ci­dent from a few me­tres away.

A fam­ily friend ran out of the house and the sus­pects made off onto Wild­wood Road with one of the vic­tim’s ear­rings and es­caped in a BMW.

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