Police hunt two men in search for Mark Cavendish burglars

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George Goddard (left) Joe Jobson (right) are being traced by police  (Essex Police)
George Goddard (left) Joe Jobson (right) are being traced by police (Essex Police)

Police have released headshots of two men they would like to locate following an armed robbery at the home of Mark Cavendish.

The Tour de France cyclist said his family were “extremely distressed” after a group of masked robbers assaulted him and threatened his wife during a knifepoint raid while his children were in the house.

Essex Police said they are now looking for information on Jo Jobson, 25, from Plaistow, and George Goddard, 26, from Loughton, following the robbery.

They added Goddard also has links to the Isle of Dogs, in London.

DI Tony Atkin, who is leading the investigation into the incident, said: “The investigation is ongoing and, so far, three people have been arrested.

“I now seek the public’s help to locate two men, Jo Jobson and George Goddard. I believe both men will have information which will help the investigation and I would urge them both to come forward.”

Mark Cavendish (Martin Rickett/PA) (PA Archive)
Mark Cavendish (Martin Rickett/PA) (PA Archive)

Four intruders entered Cavendish’s home in the Ongar area of Essex in what police described as a “targeted incident” in the early hours of November 27, while he was recovering from significant injuries from a crash at a track event in Belgium.

A Louis Vuitton suitcase and two high value watches were stolen and Mr Cavendish and his wife were threatened.

Romario Henry, 30, of Bell Green, in Lewisham, will next appear at Chelmsford Crown Court on January 14, 202, charged with two counts of robbery.

One of the watches stolen from Olympic cyclist Mark Cavendish’s home (Essex Police) (PA Media)
One of the watches stolen from Olympic cyclist Mark Cavendish’s home (Essex Police) (PA Media)

Two other men are due to answer bail this week.

Cavendish added in a statement: “As I’m sure you will understand, this incident has left our family extremely distressed – not just myself and Peta but our children as well, and are now struggling with the after-effects.

“No one should have to experience this happening in a family home – a place where everyone should feel safe.”

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