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 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, hoping to assist the police investigation.
Thanks to Didier's phenomenal 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, E7 pleaded guilty at Southwark Crown Court on Thursday, 8 December to committing four violent robberies on female victims between 19 November 2015 and 13 June 2016. He also pleaded guilty to possession of criminal property.
Devlin Williams, 33 (8.12.83) of Hirst Crescent, Wembley also pleaded guilty at Southwark Crown Court on Thursday, 8 December to committing one count of robbery on 13 June 2016 and two separate robberies in August.
They will be sentenced on February 17, 2017.
String of vicious offences
On November 19 2015, a 55-year-old woman was attacked on her doorstep in Tregunter Road, SW10 by Eugene and another suspect. Eugene 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.
At around on December 16 2015, the victim was returning home after walking her dog in the Wendell Park. She was on Lefroy Road when she was attacked by Eugene and another male. Eugene held the victim in a bear hug with his hands over her mouth telling her "if you make a noise I'll kill you" while the other pulled her platinum and diamond ring - valued at £40,000 - from her finger. The suspects were challenged by a witness and made off towards a grey BMW.
On Tuesday, May 31, the victim and her husband, who are both aged in their 60s, arrived at an address on Bigwood Road, NW11 at 11.05pm and were attacked on their doorstep by Eugene and another male who pinned both victims to the floor and pulled the female victim's diamond ring from her finger. The victim had had worn this ring for 43 years and it was of great sentimental value.
On Monday, June 13, a woman who was with her young son on Wildwood Road, NW11 was approached from behind by Eugene and Devlin. 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. The victim's son witnessed the entire incident from a few metres away. The victim told him to alert others which he did. A family friend ran out of the house and the suspects made off onto Wildwood Road with one of the victim's earrings and made off in the BMW.
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