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Man found guilty of robbing Olympic cyclist Mark Cavendish and his wife

Mon, 23 Jan 2023

A man's been found guilty of robbing Manx cyclist Mark Cavendish and his wife Peta in a knifepoint raid at their home in Essex.

31-year-old Romario Henry stole watches worth 700-thousand pounds in 2021.

The 34-time Tour de France stage winner told the court a knife was held to his throat during the break in.

A second man has been cleared by jurors.

In a statement, Peta and Mark Cavendish said: “Reliving our family’s experience from that night in November 2021 has been an incredibly difficult experience. What happened that night is something that no family should ever have to go through.

“Although nothing can ever erase what our family went through, there is now some comfort that two men who broke into our family home and stole from us, assaulted Mark and terrified our children are now convicted and will be facing what we hope will be an appropriate sentence for their actions and we hope moves some steps in preventing this horror happening to another innocent family.

“We have worked and continue to work incredibly hard as a family to move on from that night as best we can, to make it a distant memory. It has been immensely difficult and in fact there have been times when it has felt impossible, but we will not let this event and these men’s actions define our family.

“We are moving forward together as a family.

“We would like to thank Essex Police and in particular the officers we’ve had most contact with - DI Tony Atkin and his whole team at Loughton CID – and the legal team.”


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