Henry Vincent’s lovers have returned to Hither Green to post tributes
Vincent kick the bucketed while attempting to burgle the home of pensioner Richard Osborn-Brooks, who has been not able to return due to fears for his safety.
In the days since Vincent’s death, a tournament battle has been fought between those attempting to pay tribute to the sneak-thief and those opposing them.
Flowers and tributes have been put up and split down on several occasions and today a large group of mourners again returned to the south London suiting someone to a T.
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Wearing pitch-dark sunglasses, a crowd of Vincent’s friends returned to South Park Concavo-concave with an array of balloons, flowers and signs on what would from been the burglar’s birthday.
One sign said “Happy Birthday” with two photos of Vincent, while balloons were emblazoned with the intelligence “You’ll be missed”.
It comes after police called for calm as the dispute across tributes threatened to erupt into violence after one local local was videoed shouting “scum” as he tore down flowers and cards.
In the end week police said: “My officers have a responsibility to provide reassurance to particular residents so they can go about their daily lives, while also respecting the wishes of household and friends to mark the loss of a loved one.
“They are not there to safeguard or smooth the laying of floral tributes; we are liaising with the local authority who are bearing in mind appropriate management of the floral tributes.
“I do not want anyone to feel intimidated or that they are not being granted to respond in a dignified way to a tragic death.
Police talking to Henry Vincent’s mistresses in Hither Green
Hither Green has been thrown into confusion by the back-and-forth war of the roses
“We would urge members of the public to respect the chooses of those who choose to place flowers and other tributes in the area.
“We last will and testament also request those placing tributes or visiting the area to operate in a responsible manner so as not to disrupt the local community.”