Pair ‘broke into Mark Cavendish’s dwelling to assault biking star and his mannequin spouse Peta Todd in entrance of their youngsters earlier than stealing watches and Louis Vuitton suitcase’
- Rider, 36, was allegedly focused by armed raiders in horrifying nighttime assault
- Romario Henry, 31, and Oludewa Okorosobo, 28, pleaded not responsible to theft
- A 3rd defendant, 27-year-old Ali Sesay, was at this time not requested to enter pleas
Mark Cavendish, 36, and his spouse, Peta, 35, throughout an occasion on the Guildhall in London
Two intruders broke into Mark Cavendish’s dwelling and assaulted the Olympic bike owner and his mannequin spouse Peta Todd in entrance of their youngsters earlier than stealing luxurious watches and a Louis Vuitton suitcase, a court docket heard at this time.
The dash rider, 36, was allegedly focused by a gang of armed raiders in a horrifying nighttime assault at his home in Ongar, Essex, at 2.30am on November 27 final 12 months, which noticed him held at knifepoint.
Romario Henry, 31, and 28-year-old Oludewa Okorosobo pleaded not responsible at Chelmsford Crown Court to 2 counts of theft.
A 3rd defendant, 27-year-old Ali Sesay, was not requested to enter pleas to the 2 expenses.
Essex Police mentioned no-one sustained critical accidents, however Cavendish mentioned in a press release that his household had been ‘extraordinarily distressed’ and ‘feared for his or her lives’.
At the time of the break-in, the bike owner was recovering from important accidents he suffered in a crash throughout a observe occasion in Belgium.
A Louis Vuitton suitcase and two high-value watches had been stolen within the raid on November 27, police mentioned.
Two of the watches that police say had been stolen throughout a theft on the bike owner’s home in Essex
A Louis Vuitton much like the one pictured additionally went lacking, Essex Police mentioned
Henry, of Bell Green, Lewisham, south-east London, and Okorosobo, of Flaxman Road, Camberwell, south London, had been remanded in custody and face a trial from October 3, with a time estimate of 10 days.
Sesay, of Holding Street, Rainham, east London, was additionally remanded in custody and is due earlier than the court docket for a case administration listening to on Friday.
Lawyers for Henry mentioned on Wednesday that an software to dismiss the costs had been thought of, however they might not be pursuing this.
The authorized group for Okorosobo didn’t pursue an software to dismiss expenses.
Judge David Turner QC requested for a sign to be given at Friday’s listening to if legal professionals for Sesay intend to pursue such an software.
Cavendish received 4 levels ultimately 12 months’s Tour de France, equalling the tour document of 34 set by Belgian legend Eddy Merckx.
Undated display screen seize of CCTV issued by Essex Police of one among 4 armed intruders who broke into Cavendish’s home