Edward Renvoize and Joe Bird instructed for the Prosecution in cyclist Mark Cavendish robbery case

December 12, 2022

Edward Renvoize and Joe Bird have been instructed for the prosecution of three men charged with robbery at the home of cyclist Mark Cavendish in Ongar, Essex.

Mark Cavendish had been recovering from a serious cycling crash which had left him with broken ribs and a punctured lung at the time of the raid. He and his wife Peta were threatened in the early hours of November 27 2021.

One of the defendants Ali Sesay pleaded guilty at Chelmsford Crown Court to robbing Mr Cavendish of a watch, phone and safe, and his wife of a watch, phone and a Louis Vuitton suitcase.

He had previously denied the two charges, but changed his pleas to guilty at a hearing on Wednesday August 31.

The two remaining defendants 31-year-old Romario Henry and Oludewa Okorosobo, 28, deny two counts of robbery and have been remanded in custody.

The trial commences on January 3, 2023 at Chelmsford Crown Court and is scheduled to last 2 weeks.

Ed Renvoize and Joe Bird were instructed by the CPS Complex Crime Unit.

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