Hero boy brings attackers to justice
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.