Public Meeting Follows Vicious Wimbledon Burglary

Residents invited to air fears to local police

Fears for the safety of the Wimbledon community following the violent burglary in Kings Road will be aired at a public meeting.

Residents of Trinity ward in Wimbledon town centre have been invited to the meeting in Holy Trinity Church on The Broadway at 7.15pm on Friday September 19.

The police will join local councillors Charlie Chirico, James Holmes and Abdul Latif as well as Wimbledon MP Stephen Hammond at the public meeting. The Rev Chris Palmer will also speak at the event.

It follows the burglary earlier this month which left father-of-four Paul Kohler, aged 55, with life-changing injuries.

Mr Hammond said: "This was an outrageous attack and I am pleased that the police investigations are progressing. Kings Road and Trinity are usually very safe areas, and I shall work with the local police and councillors to ensure local people are reassured and safe."

Trinity Ward councillor, Charlie Chirico said: "Residents have been shocked by the recent attack on Kings Road and are rightly concerned about what it means for the safety of themselves and their families. This public meeting will enable the Met to address these concerns and we would encourage residents to attend."

Two men have been charged with aggravated burglary and grievous bodily harm after the burglary. A third man has been arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary. They are still hunting Oskar Pawlowichz, 29, in connection with the attack.

August 28, 2014