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Police ask for help with Walthamstow burglary from seven months ago

After seven months of investigating, police want the public’s help
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CCTV footage of the suspects (Met Police)
CCTV footage of the suspects (Met Police)

Police are asking for help to catch suspects from a burglary more than half a year ago.

This week, the Met Police release CCTV images of eight men who reportedly broke into a Walthamstow family home armed with machetes in the early hours of April 1st.

The group are said to have forced entry into the Brookscroft Road home at around 5am and threatened the family, demanding their valuables.

Luckily, the victims fought back, forcing the suspects to run off emptyhanded, although two of the family members were injured and had to go to hospital.


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Local police constable David Havard, from the burglary and robbery team, said: “This was a terrifying experience for the family involved and we are committed to tracking down those who carried out this awful crime.

“As part of our enquiries we can now share images of men who we want to speak to. I would ask anybody who recognises the men in these images to contact police immediately.”

It is believed the crime may be linked to an aggravated burglary at an Essex nightclub that took place on the same night.

If you can help please call 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting CAD 1062/01Apr. To remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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